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The misuse of prescription stimulants among college students has been an increasing problem over the past several years. Rates of such misuse range from 5 percent to 35 percent nationwide, with higher rates occurring at colleges in the Northeast, according to research conducted by University of Rhode Island Psychology...
The University of Rhode Island’s Health Services worries that while the majority of students are educated about pregnancy and its prevention, they are not educated about common sexually transmitted diseases. “We are human beings, we are sexual beings, sex is not a bad thing,” Fortunato Procopio, medical director and staff...
For those who are behind on completing the general education requirements or for those who wish to lighten the load for Spring semester, the Winter J Term option might be something to look into. In its second year, it will run from Jan. 2 to Jan. 16. “If you need...
“I hate the smell of this stuff,” Lt. Michael Chalek, interim police major, commented as he bent over a bin of confiscated marijuana in the permanent evidence room of the University of Rhode Island Police Department. Marijuana is the most common item confiscated from students on campus, followed by alcohol....
After two and a half years of contract negotiations, the University of Rhode Island’s Part-Time Faculty Union received an offer last week from the university: a $200 per course pay increase over a five-year period. “It’s an embarrassment,” said PTFU President Edward Inman III. Currently, the university’s part-time faculty make...
As gender and relationship roles change in the 21st century, so to are expectations of male chivalry, raising questions about its role in modern society. Anthony Mazzaferro, senior cell and molecular biology major at the University of Rhode Island, said that chivalry is not dead, but it has changed along...
A campaign led by University of Rhode Island alumni of African descent seeks to raise awareness for the West African Ebola crisis and to garner support for affected communities. Komlan A. Soe, a graduate of URI’s class of 2013 and former Liberian refugee, is seeking support from his alma mater...
If the University of Rhode Island’s efforts to influence voter approval of a $125 million bond referendum are successful, construction of a new engineering facility will initiate state and university-wide improvements. If approved, the Question 4 bond referendum will enable the construction of the largest taxpayer-financed construction project at URI...
The University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate gathered students, university administrators and officials from the Town of Narragansett Wednesday night to discuss new measures that the town has taken in response to last May’s disturbance in Eastward Look. Students had the opportunity to air any grievances from the first few...
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...

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