A former URI student is returning to campus to finish what he started - pledging Sigma Chi. Ed Johnson, a 58-year-old from Cranston, Rhode Island, attended URI back in 1975. He began pledging after the fraternity opened up their house for him to live in because there was no...
A colorful array of traditional festivities are coming to URI in honor of the Chinese Moon Festival to celebrate the joy and peace of the full harvest moon in China.   The event is held in honor of the ancient Chinese ritual of gathering to rejoice the harvest during the...
Student Senate welcomed new Election Committee members for fall 2015, last night. Senators elected five members whose role will be to promote elections and voter turnouts, as well as to assure that the elections period runs smoothly. Student Senate President Amanda Rode said, “We are redirecting the elections committee to mainly...
Fans love a good story. It is what fuels their love for the game. Sure, hometown loyalties or parental influence can shape a person’s rooting interests, but it is the culmination of a gripping narrative years-in-the-works that makes the complete emotional investment in a team worthwhile. Fans latch onto...
In anticipation of President Donald Trump’s revisions to the travel ban, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse met with professors at the University of Rhode Island on Monday to discuss immigration policies and their potential effects on higher education.         Organized by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the event...
We’d like to apologize for our recent publication of “Senate president jumps off union clock tower” in our satire edition.  It  was deeply insensitive and a poor lapse of judgement on behalf of the organization.  It was never the Cigar’s intention to make light of serious mental health issues,...

Honors Colloquium

On Thursday, Oct. 9, Claudia Rankine spoke at the University of Rhode Island’s 2018 Honors Colloquium about different poets and artists that affected her writing. Rankine is a writer of numerous critically acclaimed pieces, ranging from plays to poetry. Specifically, her book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” is a bestselling...
Dear University Community, As members of the University of Rhode Island Student Senate, we commit ourselves to preventing sexual violence here at this institution. We value and uphold the cornerstones of our University: to defend the rights and dignity of our fellow students, to create and maintain an environment that...

Student Senate: 9/12

In the University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate meeting this week, elections were held for various committee positions as well as the position of Vice President. Senators Jennifer Kohl, Sara Straube and Mark Gall were all elected to the Elections Committee. Straube was later elected chairwoman of External Affairs,...
  The University of Rhode Island baseball team was swept by no. 14 Florida State University this past weekend to kick off the season. The Seminoles outscored the Rams 50-6 in the three-game set. On Friday, Rhode Island senior Steve Moyers got the start and the loss, but the game did...

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