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The diverse culture within the University of Rhode Island has always been proud part of the community’s history and it can now be explored in a unique fashion exhibit in Quinn Hall. The graduate students in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design have put together an exhibit celebrating 125 years...
  Within the next two years, cable TV in the University of Rhode Island residence halls may be obsolete. Director of Housing and Residential Life John Sears said that as more students resort to streaming on their personal devices, cable is used less and less. “We try to stay forward...
The University of Rhode Island Police Department is now accepting donations of unwrapped toys for their second-annual toy drive for children in the surrounding community who don’t receive gifts during the holiday season. “ need is greater than the community can support,” said Officer Paul Hanrahan of the URI police...
Promotional photo courtesy of the URI Theater Department, taken by Randy Osga. Over the summer, the University of Rhode Island’s production of “Mary Poppins” won multiple awards at the 2018 Motif Theater Awards. Among the winners were the choreographer Nicole Chagnon and the two stars of the show who played...
Photo courtesy of Patrick Luce. Students and faculty will be working together to provide mobile care to those in need. On Nov. 28, the University of Rhode Island will release its new Rhode to Health Mobile Unit, a vehicle that will make HIV care and treatment more accessible. The total...
In an internet security breach at the University of Rhode Island this August an unknown party, that was neither a university student nor employee, found out the passwords to the uri.edu email accounts of around 3,000 students. An overwhelming majority of the email accounts affected, 97 percent, belong to...
Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| URI partners with Belmont Markets to track consumer eating habits and will offer an incentive to switch to healthy ones. Researchers in the University of Rhode Island were recently awarded a $300,000 grant to examine healthy food choices through consumer’s shopping behaviors in a local supermarket. The...

PokémonGO safety at URI

If you’re one of the many students on campus who’s gotta catch ‘em all, there are a few things to be mindful of while playing “Pokémon GO” this semester. Following the widespread popularity of  the app, the Department of Public Safety at the University of Rhode Island issued a notice...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Wednesday night Student Senate spent over an hour discussing the presidential disqualification ticket. Student Senate voted on Wednesday, Feb. 28 not to disqualify the presidential ticket of Adriana Wilding and Abdulwhab Alquirtas. The vote was 11 in the affirmative, 14 in the negative and six abstaining. Wilding...
For the last three years, one professor at the University of Rhode Island has been investigating the needs and constraints of clothing and textiles necessary for long duration space travel. “The actual investigation relies on first of all knowing what the needs are,” Karl Aspelund, assistant professor in the department...

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