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  Last month’s release of “Spotlight” directed by Thomas McCarthy has been receiving critical acclaim and is an early front runner for best picture at the Oscar’s. The film portrays the Boston Globe investigative staff during its coverage of child sex abuse scandals by priests in Massachusetts. In 2002, criminal charges...
A professor at the University of Rhode Island is working on a research project that digs into the issues of the death penalty and race over the past few decades. Associate Professor of history Robert Widell is studying how the death penalty and race intersect in negative ways. His...
The recent attacks in Paris by the terrorist group ISIS were mourned on the quadrangle of the University of Rhode Island by students and community members in a candlelight vigil last night. Speakers at the vigil warned the audience about their reactions to such tragedies, and pointed out that...
  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...
A study released by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences named Rhode Island as one of the states that spend more money on prisons than public colleges. According to the study, states have been cutting their support for higher education for over a decade. More specifically, state spending...
On Friday afternoon, Butterfield Dining Hall was given an official grand re-opening after the completion of the last outdoor and rooftop construction. At the grand opening University of Rhode Island faculty, staff, students and distinguished guests, including URI President David Dooley, enjoyed a wide selection of food intended to...
  The Harrington School of Communications and Media launched a $6.3 million project to renovate the entire first floor of Ranger Hall last Friday. The planned construction, slated to be done in the fall of 2016, includes active learning classrooms, three audio/video editing suites, an audio recording studio, a film...
  The University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center renovation and remodel is “at the top of the list of priorities for fiscal year 2017,” J. Vernon Wyman, the assistant vice president of Business Services, said. First outlined in the 2007-2011 Capital Improvement Plan, the project started as an outermost project,...
  Some female students at the University of Rhode Island are adding military science classes and labs to learn the tactics useful for future officers to their already-full course loads. The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, otherwise known as ROTC, is a program to provide individuals with the training needed to become officers...
  Last night Dr. Ulrich G. Hoffmann, a professor from the University Medical Center Freiburg Clinic for Neurosurgery in Germany, visited the University of Rhode Island to give a lecture on brain-machine interfacing technology. He aimed to answer the question: “Is fusing brain and machine a desirable goal? And if...

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