Unorthodox teaching leads to better grades

Photo courtesy of Bryan Dewsbury A biology professor at the University of Rhode Island is working to lower rates of failure and increase student involvement in his classes. Dr. Bryan Dewsbury uses a student-centered approach to...

Series: the students behind the laptops

University of Rhode Island student Selena Evora said that her laptop (pictured right) demonstrates her participation in the Feminist Sticker Club. “It’s $3.99 per month and they send feminist stickers from artists every month- local...

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...

LinkedIn the big tool for job-hunting students

In a society where technology permeates through our professional lives, it is hard to imagine social networking not becoming a major part of the process of getting and filling jobs. For students, one of...

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...

Why did you come to URI?

Although 56 percent of the University of Rhode Island’s students are from Rhode Island, the rest of the population chose Kingston, R.I. as their home away from home for certain reasons. Their decisions vary...

Professor brings excavations into the classroom

  Many professors at the University of Rhode Island participate in interesting fieldwork outside of their academic life, and one has gone deep into Africa to find fossils. Dr. Holly Dunsworth, an associate professor of anthropology...

Art student profile: White trash creation

While traditional methods of art such as drawing and painting often steal the spotlight, art created with found materials can be equally impressive. One art student at the University of Rhode Island demonstrated this...

The future of St. Anthony High School, Bob Hurley Sr.

Golf team mounts comeback to win Manor, Houston takes first in playoff The University of Rhode Island men's golf team overcame early struggles this past weekend to win the team competition with a final score...

Students ride the waves of Hawaii, learn ocean therapy

When deciding where to study during winter break, most people wouldn’t consider going somewhere else in the United States, but two students made a cross-country trip to Hawaii with Live Your Aloha to earn...

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