Front Page

For front page stories that will be highlighted front and center on the home page.

Photos by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Top: Marlon Montague came in second in the 500-meter run The University of Rhode Island men’s track and field program took home the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship this past weekend at Mackal Field House. The women’s track and field team placed eighth in the A-10. The...
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...
Atlanta Alternative Spring: Break Freshmen secondary education and history major, Mary-Kate McGeary, went on an alternative spring break trip to Atlanta as a part of the University of Rhode Island Service Corps. “I went to Atlanta because I have always loved community service, but have never been able to do...
Icy sidewalks, broken heaters and leaky ceilings are only a few of the approximately 4,000 problems students have reported to University of Rhode Island Facilities Services so far this year. While there is work to be done all over campus, residence halls always take first priority according to Bonnie Jacob,...
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Rhode Island received an email notice last Friday informing them of a level III sex offender’s presence on the Kingston campus. The email, sent out by Communications on behalf of the URI Police Department, identified alumnus Lewis John Counnas of North...
About 700 faculty members are evaluated annually through course evaluation forms completed by students at the end of each semester’s class, which are then heavily relied on by superiors in examining one’s professional work. The University of Rhode Island chose to switch from an in-house created Student Evaluation of Teacher...
Proposals for off-site parking solutions made to compensate for new dorm project With parking concerns at an all time high as construction of the Brookside Apartments looms on the horizon, the University of Rhode Island has put together a transportation master plan to address these issues. Abigail Rider, vice president...
The blue lights are often seen as ever present sentinels providing students with a sense of security, but how often are these lights repaired? During campus walkthroughs, which are coordinated by Student Senate Campus Affairs Chair Morgan Boutmy, participants look at both the blue emergency lights and regular lighting to...
The 2015 Winter J Term was a success with an enrollment increase of 50 percent according to Winter J Term and Summer Sessions Coordinator, John Olerio. Up from last year’s 250 enrollment, the second year of J Term classes totalled about 400 students. There was not only an increase in...
The dining halls at the University of Rhode Island provide green-colored comment cards that students can use to voice complaints and concerns about the food served or the halls themselves, in order to bring about changes and improvements. Most recently, the cards have been flooded with one main complaint:...

This week's top stories: