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A petition against mandatory class sessions at the new Nursing Education Center in Providence, Rhode Island, is unlikely to effect change despite gaining almost 2,000 signatures in two weeks. The petition, started by junior nursing student Rachel Vafides, was started after an announcement was made that the nursing school’s second-semester...
  The University of Rhode Island football team ended their streak of futility in front of their home crowd Saturday by blanking the University of Delaware, 20-0, to earn their first shutout in 99 games. Both teams boasted potent rushing attacks, but the Rams were able to exploit the apparent weaknesses...
The 2015 Winter J Term was a success with an enrollment increase of 50 percent according to Winter J Term and Summer Sessions Coordinator, John Olerio. Up from last year’s 250 enrollment, the second year of J Term classes totalled about 400 students. There was not only an increase in...
  Almost 50 years after the Communist Party of China became the ruling party in 1949 and stripped the population of personal and political freedoms, Falun Gong was introduced to the public. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that combines meditation of the mind and body and moral principles. The practice...
  Governor Gina Raimondo is teaming up with the Rhode Island Housing team to help college graduates purchase homes in Rhode Island, with intent to encourage them to live and work in Rhode Island. According to the Rhode Island Housing website, students that have graduated within the last 36 months...
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...
Students for a Sensible Drug Policy present the 15th annual “Hempfest 2016: The Rally for Reform” this Saturday on the University Rhode Island Quadrangle, which will offer free music all day, speakers, vendors, food trucks and activities. SSDP President, Patrick Shea, explained that in the early 2000’s, there was a...
The first Presidential debate broke the record as the most watched ever, with the viewership estimated at over 84 million. Here at the University of Rhode Island, a whopping 84 percent of 46 students surveyed said they watched the debate on Sept. 26. Of these students, the overwhelming majority said...
Comedian and actor Hannibal Buress will be bringing his newest tour “The Hannibal Montanabal Experience” to The Ryan Center Nov. 3, with his visit to The University of Rhode Island being the biggest stop on the tour.   Cigar: When you first started doing stand-up, were you doing the same kind...
  The Narragansett Town Council unanimously approved the first reading of a housing ordinance on April 4 that would restrict homes to no more than four unrelated tenants. The second reading, during which the town council will make its final decision, will be held on May 2. “It appears the town council...

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