Family of professor offer alternative insight into Ukrainian conflict

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URI engineering student soars to greater heights with NASA

Patrick Brown, who has dreamed of going into space his whole life, spent this past summer doing a little more than just stargazing. The 27-year-old engineering student, who is expected to graduate from URI this...

Flashback: URI’s paper in the 1970s, fearless and resourceful

The early 1970s were turbulent years for the United States, and students at the University of Rhode Island experienced their own student rebellion during a time when youth lacked trust in authority. Throughout the turmoil,...

Nazarko’s URI sports’ journey begins, ends with baseball seasons

When University of Rhode Island baseball head coach Jim Foster had one remaining roster spot for his team’s 2014 campaign, he knew whom to call. Senior Jonathan Nazarko, 22, of East Lyme, Conn., had just finished his second...

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