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Many students must balance their school work with other activities or jobs, and one student at the University of Rhode Island has also been helping run his family’s pizza crust business. Mike Parente, a senior communication studies major at URI, is an account manager for Top Shell LLC, a company...
  The University of Rhode Island is hosting a European Refugee Crisis Panel as a part of German Campus Week to meet for open discussion. “It’s a grand human tragedy occurring in front of our eyes,” said Richard McIntyre, a professor of economics at URI, of the current European refugee crisis....
I am officially three-plus years into my college career, so it's probably a little too late to quit now. Not that I would, just to be clear, but I'd be lying if I said that it's never crossed my mind during my time here at the University of Rhode Island...
It was not until Sept. 17 that the University of Rhode Island’s parking permit website was fully operational after experiencing some technical difficulties at the start of the semester. This past summer, URI’s Parking and Transportation Services brought in a new vendor to aid in the process of purchasing a...
Nestled behind the greenhouses and the coastal institute, there’s a silent war going on at the University of Rhode Island’s Biocontrol Center. Stocked in chilly refrigerators or warming under lamps are the aggressors in the war on invasive plants and insects: bugs. It’s part of something Biocontrol Lab Coordinator Lisa...
Nearly 1,000 people attended the University of Rhode Island Honors Colloquium on September 22 to hear from Dr. Patch Adams, a physician, activist and self-proclaimed clown talk about his life and experiences. Sporting eccentric clown attire, complete with blue hair, vibrantly printed pants and multicolored, neon sneakers, Adams gave...
The Students Rights and Responsibilities Committee has decided to remove the “three-strike” policy from the University of Rhode Island campus policies. “With the three-strike policy, the student conduct administrators are held to ‘one, two, three, I have to suspend you,’” said Katrina Dorsey, associate dean of Students and Community...
The three-wheeled Segway students may have seen University of Rhode Island Police riding around campus on is a part of newly appointed Major Michael Jagoda’s effort to increase community policing at URI. The Segway is not entirely brand new, Jagoda said.  The police department has had it for three years,...
After being closed last semester for renovations, Butterfield is back and better than ever. With the dining hall open once again, students can come in for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays. But now that the dust has settled, so to speak, what changed— and what hasn’t— over at...
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...

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