Ballroom club does old school dance in a progressive way

The Memorial Union gets a little classier on Wednesday nights when the first floor’s ballroom turns on its lights and the Ballroom Dance Club’s 30 members get moving. To some it may come as a...

Meet the Senate finance chair

“Finance is probably one of the more demanding roles in Senate,” Brian Sit said.  A second-year senior chemical engineering major from East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Sit is approaching a year and a half as...

What would Dooley do?

President David Dooley sat down with the Cigar and talked about everything from his favorite place to eat in the Emporium to his proudest accomplishments as president of URI. Cigar: Your background is in chemistry,...

Turning Paper Into Trees Art Student Profile: Lucas Hearne

While some students view art as either being two-dimensional or three-dimensional, Lucas Hearne, a senior fine arts major at the University of Rhode Island, has made an art project that can be switched between...

New director for Harrington HUB reveals plans for year

If you walk into the HUB at the Language and Learning Resource Center located in Swan Hall room 301 this year and see a fresh new face, you can bet its Tony Balko. Balko,...

Family of professor offer alternative insight into Ukrainian conflict

University of Rhode Island Professor of Political Science Nicolai Petro was on sabbatical leave in Odessa, Ukraine as a Fulbright Research Scholar during the start of the revolution in Kiev, Ukraine this winter. Unacknowledged...

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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