A new research consortium for coastal ecology is being established statewide thanks to a $19 million grant from the National Science Foundation to the University of Rhode Island. The grant, building on an additional $3.8 million of state funding, is part of a five year effort from the National...
The University of Rhode Island took advantage of their careful fiscal management by announcing plans this morning to bolster their faculty by 55 new positions over the next four years, possibly the largest hire in university history. Although which departments will benefit is yet to be determined, the plan to...
  Since the recent terror attacks in Paris, many people have begun to believe that all Muslims are terrorists and ISIS sympathizers, sparking many people to fear their neighbors and friends based solely on their religious affiliation and ignoring the history they share together. These attacks have made many Americans...
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...
After spending the last two years as the leader of the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team, shooting guard Xavier Munford was selected in the third round of the NBA Developmental League’s 2014 Draft. With this news, it is needless to say that I am extremely happy for Munford....
For the first time this academic year, the air in front of the University of Rhode Island’s Memorial Student Union was charged last week by confrontations between visiting religious demonstrators and upset students. Missionaries from an organization called Cross Country Evangelism stood on milk crates last Tuesday and held signs...
On Aug. 31 the Rhode Island Department of Health put a boil-water advisory in effect after the discovery of E. coli bacteria in one of Washington County’s water systems. Suez Water, the company that provides water for Washington County, found the bacteria during a routine sampling. The resulting boil-water advisory...
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 Joe Lachance |CIGAR| The University of Rhode Island is in the process of coordinating a tobacco free campus initiative. Main objectives include ensuring all community members are respected and taken into consideration. Efforts to help smooth the transition for students and faculty have been brainstormed. Overall, the initiative...
New artist exhibition making “waves” with URI community Photo courtesy of Kayla Michaud |The new installation in the Fine Arts Center utilizes both sculpture and digital art. Digital mixed-media artist Anne Morgan Spalter was invited to the University of Rhode Island to display her exhibition entitled “Cosmic Waves” in the Fine...

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