Senate ushers in new President and Vice President

Photo courtesy of Adriana Wilding and Abdulwhab Alquirtas. By Oluwatona Campbell and Juliana Cuomo On March 7 and March 8 students at the University of Rhode Island elected Adriana Wilding Abdulwhab “Wahab” Alquirtas as president and vice...

Muslim student discusses his experience with racism   

  One senior mechanical engineering student experienced racism firsthand when he first moved to America. Saad Ilyas moved to the United States when he was 15 years old in 2009. After his older brother graduated from...

Professor makes noise with at-home speech therapy

  A biomedical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island has been an integral part of developing smartwatches for at-home speech therapy to continuously monitor patients. Kunal Mankodiya, assistant professor in the electrical, computer and...

Professor makes strides to ‘read minds’

Walter Besio, University of Rhode Island professor and electrical, computer, and biomedical engineer, has invented and patented an electrode that helps him “read minds. Besio, an expert in neural engineering, rehabilitation engineering, and physiological control,...

Recent graduate follows passions with adventure freelance writing

One former news editor of the Good Five Cent Cigar now spends his time climbing mountains and leading adventurous expeditions as a freelance writer. University of Rhode Island alumnus Ryan Wichelns is a freelance outdoor...

Students gain experience through on-campus farm

Located on the south end of campus, Peckham Farm offers students in the animal science program the ability to get hands-on experience with a number of farm animals. Fred Launer, a lecturer for both AVS...

Career Closet helps URI students dress for success

Photo by Anna Meassick | Career Closet helps students to put together formal outfits to make sure they are prepared and confident. The University of Rhode Island created the Career Closet two years ago, as...

TED x Talks come to URI

Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| Saturday’s TEDx Talks includes speeches ranging in topics from disabilities, living like you’re dying and clothing to help Parkinson’s Disease. The University of Rhode Island’s slogan “Think Big, We Do” was exemplified on Saturday,...

Police Profile: meet Officer Hanrahan

  Not every campus police officer at the University of Rhode Island always had their sights set on law enforcement, but one made his decision after retirement. Officer Paul Hanrahan’s first career was in the military,...

Mentor program offers students new perspective

Most college students have never worked in a school a day of their lives. They have experienced what being behind a desk is like, but never from the front of the classroom. Many can remember...

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