On Feb. 5, the University of Rhode Island had its first snowstorm and the first official use of the new alert system. Because of the new system being implemented, some students did not receive notice in one or more of the alert forms that students are offered. Sam Adams,...
Photo by Stephanie Erickson |CIGAR| A member, or members, of the University of Rhode Island community defaced several buildings and shared spaces on campus with political graffiti. At this time the University officials and Campus Police have been unable to identify those responsible for this string of vandalism. The University's...
Dr. Lobsand Sangay, Tibetan president-in-exile. Photo courtesy of Thupten Tendhar. The University of Rhode Island, along with Yale University, will be visited by Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the exiled president of Tibet on his “Thank you, America” event tour. Sangay, of...
Photo by Joseph Lachance | Rams Den is now open until midnight on Wednesdays and Sundays, a big change after only being open Monday- Friday until 5 p.m. all spring semester. In an effort to offer students more on-campus dining options, the University of Rhode Island has extended the Ram’s...
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...
Small fires were lit in multiple bathrooms in the Hillside freshman residence hall on Saturday, Oct. 22. Two alarms were set off, the first at around 8 p.m. and the second occurring later that night sometime after midnight. “After further investigation, we found out that there were several small fires set...
Two new professors will be joining the University of Rhode Island faculty as part of the new Criminology and Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree program, which begins its first semester in the Fall of 2017. The new major will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree specifically in criminology, rather...
The misuse of prescription stimulants among college students has been an increasing problem over the past several years. Rates of such misuse range from 5 percent to 35 percent nationwide, with higher rates occurring at colleges in the Northeast, according to research conducted by University of Rhode Island Psychology...
The University of Rhode Island’s AAUP hosted its first ever climate change conference last Friday, April 22. The conference, titled Climate Change Science in an Age of Misinformation, featured presentations and a panel discussion from four experts in different areas of climate change study. The panel discussion was followed...
Last year, the Rhode Island Office of Internal Audit launched an audit of the University of Rhode Island’s Housing and Residential Life. The audit looked into the University’s policies and procedures, as well as fiscal policies. “I think audits are great, I love them,” said Vice President of URI’s Student...