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  A University of Rhode Island student was arrested on Feb. 13 after authorities found him responsible for disabling fire alarms and damaging other university property in Tucker Hall. Thomas J. Vaughn, 18, of Wakefield was charged with one felony count of interference with a fire alarm and misdemeanor charges of...
The American education system is experiencing a college-tuition crisis, but Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and other democratic senators are trying to change that. College tuition keeps rising beyond what the current generation can afford, leaving many students in crippling debt and a poor job market. At the University of Rhode Island,...
  Several students grew concerned about the University of Rhode Island’s dining halls after watching two student workers remove an insect from the beverage section of Mainfare Dining Hall on Jan. 30. Theresa Truong, a student eating in the dining hall at the time, described the event and her meal...
  Two police officers from the University of Rhode Island received recognition on Monday for their work reviving a man involved in a motor vehicle accident. Patrolman Officer Michael McCabe and Patrolman Officer Salvatore Bugge were presented with citations from the Rhode Island State House Senate Chamber. McCabe and Bugge were...
What students from the University of Rhode Island believed to be a fire in Adams hall last Sunday night was in fact nothing more than a harmless steam leak. Residents of Adams hall were evacuated from the building after the fire alarm was pulled around 6 p.m. on Sunday,...
  Faculty members and students alike are concerned with the seeming disregard many people have concerning recycling and littering on campus. “The landfill in Rhode Island only has, I think, 22 years left,” an anonymous faculty member at the University of Rhode Island said. “I wonder if it will even...
  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,...
The Multicultural Center was renamed the Multicultural Student Services Center yesterday. The event began with a speech from Director of the MSSC Melvin Wade, followed by M.U.S.I.C. speakers chairman Luckson Omoarogba, and President Dooley himself among others. When asked prior to the event about the renaming of the MSSC, Wade...
  The University of Rhode Island is following the example of other colleges across the nation and banning self-balancing scooters from campus. Generally known as Hoverboards, these motorized boards met opposition when reports surfaced through the media about them catching fire. Assistant Director of Public Safety Samuel Adams said the reason...
  Upon returning to the University of Rhode Island after winter break, some students living in the Roger Williams Housing Complex found their belongings damaged after workers replaced curtains in certain rooms. “I walked in and my roommate’s desk was in the middle of the room,”  Lauren Potak, a junior...

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