“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...
The University of Rhode Island women’s soccer team snapped its six-game unbeaten streak in a 3-0 shutout loss at the hands of Atlantic 10 rival Virginia Commonwealth University. Rhode Island fell to 9-2-2 on the season and, despite having the most overall wins in the conference, is tied for sixth...
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...
The University of Rhode Island men’s rugby team carried their early-season momentum into Saturday with an 18-12 victory against Norwich University. The Rams were fresh off victories over conference foes Coast Guard and Vermont to start the year. Norwich represented a chance to build even further on those two wins,...
The success of senior goaltender Kayla DiLorenzo has paid dividends for her teammates, coaches and fans at the University of Rhode Island. DiLorenzo and the Rams opened their season last weekend with a 7-0 shutout of Division II University of Delaware. She said she knows that at the end of...
The University of Rhode Island field hockey team went 3-for-3 over the weekend as they defeated Harvard, Sacred Heart and Fairfield. The Rams traveled to Harvard and picked up the 2-1 victory on Saturday. Rachael Lomp started off the scoring in first half and the Rams controlled the 1-0 lead...
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...

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