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The frame of the University of Rhode Island’s new LGBTQ building is being constructed right on schedule this week for the center’s grand opening date of Feb. 13, 2015. The new LGBTQ center is the first freestanding center in the United States dedicated entirely to LGBTQ rights and will also...
Photo by Kristina Erickson |CIGAR| In-state students will have to pay $346 more next year, while out of state students will have their tuition increase by $820 This coming fall, both in-state and out-of-state students from the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College will face a roughly two...
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,...
Ram’s Den in the Memorial Union is facing more possible changes that would allow for later food options for students. Steven Mello, director of dining services, is working on a proposal to bring a new, outside deli-like shop into Rams Den. This past semester has seen many changes already, from...

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URI Students riot after Superbowl loss Photos by Autumn Walter | Students riot on campus after the New England Patriot’s super-bowl loss on Sunday night. Shortly after the conclusion of Super Bowl LII, chaos and madness consumed the University of Rhode Island campus as hundreds of students exited their residence halls in...
Throughout the country, sororities and fraternities alike have a stereotype attached to them concerning an underrepresentation of minority students within Greek Life. Students from different ethnicities, religions or sexual orientations can be deterred from joining a Greek Life organization because they feel like they don’t belong. A lack of representation...
When Bryan Flanagan sat in front of his laptop last month to compose a Facebook status that would officially announce his bisexual orientation to the social media world, how the news would be received by the brothers in his fraternity did not even cross his mind. “I didn’t really think...
Photo courtesy of March for Our Lives "The only thing that stands between me and my diploma is an AR-15," said high school senior, Vivian Angell, who plans to write this on the sign she will carry during the upcoming March For Our Lives in Providence on Saturday, March 24....
Photo by Anna Meassick|CIGAR| Current clothing donation bins are tucked away at the top of campus in the Emporium, far from the residence halls. In this modern age there are more people, more production and more waste than ever before and the earth is getting no bigger. The United States...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Students will be racing to win the lottery for parking permits. Students have a '61 percent chance' of getting on-campus parking Between April 25 and 30, there will be a drawing for returning resident undergraduate students. The reason this is going into effect is to give students...

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