This week in the Cigar’s history

Dec. 3, 1997 Headline: Art interns to raise AIDS awareness through banner in Union Fine Arts Center interns at URI developed a banner to hang in the Memorial Union in support of AIDS Awareness...

Student Senate 12/5/18

The resolution calling for “the protection of transgender, gender queer and intersex people” was passed during the meeting, with 10 senators abstaining from the vote. Senator Jay Rumas motioned to vote on this resolution...

Student Senate changes policy after accused of violating the First Amendment

Photo by Anna Meassick | Student Senate made the decision to change terms of student organization funding. Cigarlight story by Andrew Main and Julia Moro The University of Rhode Island Student Senate has altered their policy...

193 Coffee House receives new espresso machine

After months of fundraising, lack of fancy drinks and disappointed customers, the 193 Coffeehouse has a new espresso machine, purchased entirely by an anonymous donor. As a nonprofit, student-run organization, it was difficult for...

Safety measures for the peaceful mind

Photo by Anna Meassick | The Blue Light system allows students to alert authorities as they’re walking across campus. The safety of college campuses is always a top concern amongst students and parents and even...

Repairing the system for residential life repairs

On Nov. 2, an email was sent out to students living on-campus from the University of Rhode Island’s Housing and Residential Life (HRL) department, urging them to report any issues they have in their...

University selected as finalist for degree completion award

Photo by Joseph Lachance | The university is being awarded for their tremendous increase of degree completion. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has named the University of Rhode Island as one of...

Professors work to monitor Narragansett Bay health

Photo by Anna Meassick | Sailing is a common practice in the bay that poses as a stressor and effects the bay. The University of Rhode Island is collaborating with other institutions across the state...

Cutting the ribbon for cutting-edge healthcare access

Photo by Andrew Main | President David Dooley and Douglas Dusharm cut the ribbon to open up the new URI Health Mobile. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Rhode to Health Mobile Unit was held...

Healthy minds, healthy bodies

A team of four women called Wengineers, from the University of Rhode Island, took first place in the 2018 Health Hacks Rhode Island competition. This competition was hosted by the URI College of Engineering...

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