Art Student Profile: creating art without digital technology

Despite constant advances in digital photography and digital editing tools, one senior art student has shown true dedication to the time-tested methods of printmaking. At first Maya Stern, a student at the University of...

The ups and downs of being an Uber driver

When your car becomes your office, you open both your doors and yourself to the world. After driving for Uber for more than a year now, Marc Tondre, 57, has driven more than his fair...

Talent development alumna forms nonprofit to help disadvantaged men

Former University of Rhode Island Talent Development alumna, Rhonda Price, started a nonprofit called Man Up, Inc. where she helps men of color and men from disadvantaged backgrounds find their place in the workforce....

From URI to the big screen: Meet alumnus Brendan O’Malley

Growing up only a mile from campus, Brendan O’Malley never considered going anywhere else. Fast forward 25 years and he is nowhere close to Kingston, Rhode Island. Currently living out in California, O’Malley has...

URI student startup promotes fair trade for textbooks

Students at the University of Rhode Island can anticipate a new way to buy and sell textbooks at fair trade, thanks to a student startup rolling out in early December. Senior accounting major Anthony Markey,...

URI celebrates its sixth annual Coming Out week

The University of Rhode Island is currently celebrating its sixth annual Coming Out Week. Hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Center, celebration is held within the same week as National Coming Out Day. Observed each...

English professor breathes life into poetry

  Professor Peter Covino, an English and creative writing professor at the University of Rhode Island, doesn’t have the typical background that most professors have. Covino was born in Southern Italy as a brother to four...

Mr. and Mrs. Greek Week crowned

After a formal introduction, talent competition and interview round, Ron Yakirevich of Lambda Chi Alpha and Danielle Valois of Chi Omega were deemed as the winners of the University of Rhode Island’s 2017 Mr....

“Smoke out” event to provide support, education

  Approximately 24.8 percent of college students aged 18-22 years old were current smokers in 2010, according to the to the 2012 Surgeon General's Report on tobacco use among youth and young adults. University of Rhode...

Needham uses competition, intensity to build team back up

Competition is what makes University of Rhode Island women’s soccer coach Michael Needham tick. Whether he is playing or coaching, his competitive fire is what keeps him going. His passion for the game has rubbed...

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