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...
The University of Rhode Island’s local foods market have disappeared from campus again, but this time students can blame the Coca-Cola company for the absence. The return of the URI Slow Food’s market was short lived, only appearing once on Feb. 2 for a few short hours. Two days later,...
  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...
The parking problems here at the University of Rhode Island have been discussed time and time again. Yet here we stand, still with no solution. It seems the only thing people can agree on is that the current state of affairs is unacceptable. Whether it is the lack of spots...
  Rhode Island wrapped up the 2015 football season with a 21-38 loss to Towson University on Nov. 21 leaving the Rams with a season record of 1-10. Although Rhode Island had its 13th straight losing season, it certainly wasn’t all negative. Here’s a quick look back at the highs...
  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...
  Steep Canyon Rangers, an American bluegrass band from North Carolina, will play at the University of Rhode Island’s Family Weekend this Saturday night in support of their new album, “Radio.” Members of the band include Woody Platt on acoustic and lead vocals, Graham Sharp on banjo and lead/harmony vocals, Mike...
A professor of political science at the University of Rhode Island has been given the chance to meet with different representatives from all around the world, not once, but four times. Two weeks ago, Nicolai Petro attended the most recent of these meetings in Russia.  The meetings serve as an...
  Sculptor Jon Laustsen, an artist based in Rhode Island, is showcasing his unique artwork in the University of Rhode Island’s Art Gallery through Nov. 6. Laustsen’s exhibitions, entitled “Interior Perspectives”, are open-ended structures made of wood, paint, modeling clay, wire, joint compound and concrete. He explained that his ideas...
While zoning out in class or waiting in the line for a calzone, you may have seen a trend in Halloween themed Buzzfeed posts all over your Facebook newsfeed. As the celebrated night draws near, University of Rhode Island students are using this holiday to analyze different marketing strategies...

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