URI-long term retention: alumni who are back

Want a fun fact? There are more than 50 University of Rhode Island alumni who have came back to campus and have joined the faculty and staff.  Luckily for them, being a student at...

Fascitelli gives “Thirsty Thursdays” a new, healthy spin

A common term used for drinking during the week, specifically on Thursdays, is “Thirsty Thursday,” but the Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center is taking a new spin on the phrase. Last semester, when the...

ROTC finishes highest in program history at annual Ranger Challenge

Two years ago the University of Rhode Island’s ROTC program finished last in the annual Ranger Challenge Competition.  This past Columbus Day weekend they finished third, the best a team from URI has ever...

URI police department reveals confiscated material protocol

“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...

Complaints and changes in the Roger Williams Complex

The University of Rhode Island is looking to make changes to the oldest residence halls on campus and bring them up to the standard of newer dorms in an effort to retain more students...

Adjunct professors feel devalued by pay

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...

Enrollment Services details new, discontinued courses

When it comes to finding classes, a simple search on e-Campus or in the course catalog will usually suffice. But there seems to be some confusion about which classes have been removed and which...

Plans drafted for Memorial Union upgrade

Plans are being drafted for a new and larger building that could potentially replace the University of Rhode Island’s current Memorial Union. According to Bruce Hamilton, director of the Memorial Union, a preliminary design is...

Students asked to use local alert system

The town of Narragansett is encouraging its residents, including students, to sign up for an emergency notification system for alerts this academic year. The system, named Everbridge after the external company that provides the service,...

URI engineers nationally recognized for making changes in the aviation world

A creation by five University of Rhode Island engineering students may change the way general aircrafts operate in nearby airports. Ronald Wheeler, Kyle DellaGrotta, David Powers, Lawrence Higgins and Christopher Clark, all part of the...

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