On Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8:38 a.m., first responders were alerted to a medical emergency involving one student at the Zeta Tau Alpha house, located at 4 Fraternity Circle on the University of Rhode Island’s campus. The student, who was identified as Lambda...
The University of Rhode Island and the Alpha Phi International Women’s Fraternity mutually agreed to rescind the charter for the URI Iota Delta chapter of Alpha Phi until spring semester of 2021, according to a statement released by the university. “Our office received a credible report indicating that an incident...
Stefanie Erickson | CIGAR | After recent events, Sigma Pi has been forced to leave their on-campus house. On Tuesday Dec. 12, two students from the Sigma Pi Fraternity were arrested at their on-campus house by University Police for drug charges. Domenic Cianci and Kareem Boura were charged with illegal...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Students will be racing to win the lottery for parking permits. Students have a '61 percent chance' of getting on-campus parking Between April 25 and 30, there will be a drawing for returning resident undergraduate students. The reason this is going into effect is to give students...
Last Thursday, April 4, the Good Five Cent Cigar published a satirical edition of our newspaper titled the “Bad 5 Dollar Vape.” In that edition, the article “Senate president jumps off clocktower” was published on the front page. In doing so, the organization displayed gross insensitivity and a severe...
Brookside apartments were delayed by one semester due to mistakes from the architectural design firm and weather, according to URI’s Office of Capital Projects. Photo by James McIntosh. School Blames Design Plan, Weather for Delay The University of Rhode Island’s newest...
Since Hillside Residence Hall was built at the University of Rhode Island in 2012, rumors have spread around campus regarding a faulty structure and a sinkhole, but Housing and Residential Life finally put these assumptions to an end. Hillside Hall is home to 600 first-year students and includes several living-learning...
Two years ago, I was raped at a social. The reporting system within Fraternity and Sorority Life failed me. Greek Life, welcome to your tape. One of our organization’s most common rules for attending socials is to avoid going behind closed doors—a rule most likely established for members’ protection, but...
By Andrew Main, Julia Moro, Samuel Murray, Caitlyn Picard, and Ian Weiner Senate votes 27-3 to unfund student organization After debate, Student Senate decided to defund the Student Organization Leadership Consultants (SOLC) with a vote of 27-3-1 after problems arose surrounding their alleged academic affiliations. Senate approved the final budget last...
Photo courtesy of Robert Burns. Robert Burns, a communications professor at the University of Rhode Island has spent many years working with over 16,000 people to overcome their speech anxiety. From NFL players, to popstars, professors and students, Burns works with those who have a fear of speaking or are unable...