Former EPA administrator named commencement speaker

Photo courtesy of Alex Wong On April 9, the University of Rhode Island announced that former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Regina “Gina” McCarthy, will be the 2018 undergraduate commencement speaker. A New England native,...

Not your average gen-eds

By Theresa Brown and Laura Weick As students begin to register for classes for the Fall 2018 semester, students may wonder which classes they should take to fulfill their remaining general education requirements. In an...

Teaching beyond the typical classroom

Photo by Edward Kdonian |CIGAR| Both in and out of the classroom, Michael Urso demonstrates his love for teaching.  Upon entering the classroom, few students know more about their professors than what they may find on...

URI confident in water quality

Photo by Joe Lachance |CIGAR| According to URI Facilities ‘2014 Water Report,’ the campus water tested for low levels of copper and moderately high levels of nitrates. “We have met all of the Safe Water...

Mindful Moments gives students clarity

From an early age society has taught us to be mindful; mindful of our actions, mindful of our words, mindful of others’ feelings and even to mind our manners. Through a self-aware lens, we...

URI to spearhead the Mission of Artificial Intelligence

Photo by Sarah Vinci | The new university artificial intelligence lab is the first of its kind to be located in a college library. On Tuesday, Sep. 25, the University of Rhode Island will host...

‘Dominate the Day’

Photo courtesy of the Dominate the Day Foundation Former URI student athlete's legacy lives on A non-profit foundation has been founded to honor the legacy of Jordan Sebastian, a former University of Rhode Island student and...

First RhodyThon smashes records, raises thousands for Hasbro

Photos by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| RhodyThon crushes previous records, raises thousands of dollars for children Students at the University of Rhode Island made national headlines over the weekend as they succeeded in raising $147,903.28 for the...

‘Hookup culture’: dating as a 21st-century student

Google defines hookup culture as “one that accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters, including one-night stands and other related activity, which focus on physical pleasure without necessarily including emotional bonding or long-term commitment.” In recent...

Meet URI’s newest Truman Scholar

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Maher Meet URI’s newest Truman scholar University of Rhode Island junior Andy Boardman has been awarded the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship that is given to college juniors across the country. The award...

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