John Sears to resign from position as head of Housing and Residential Life

John Sears, assistant vice president of Student Affairs and director of Housing and Residential Life, officially put in his resignation this past Tuesday stating that his last day at the University of Rhode Island...

Extra travel day before Thanksgiving sparks debate

Anna Meassick | Students were granted the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off to give more time for traveling. This year, students at the University of Rhode Island will be given off from classes on Wednesday, Nov....

Course evaluations move online

Students at the University of Rhode Island are now able to complete course evaluations online, a change from previous years when all course evaluations were done on paper.   Chris Barrett, a senior information technologist and...

Deck collapses at Narragansett party

A deck collapsed at a Narragansett beach house on Saturday leaving multiple students injured and shaken. Photo contributed anonymously.  Over the weekend on Saturday Feb. 3, an off campus party went from fun to horror...

Students and faculty acknowledge persistent parking problems

From March 30 to April 27, the University of Rhode Island’s traditional parking layout will change in order to accommodate visitors during the busy admissions season. The Fine Arts South parking lot, which is usually...

Police Beat: 3/21/18 – 3/27/18

Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| March 21, 2018 At 1:56 a.m., University Police responded to a medical emergency at Hillside Hall. A student was transported to the hospital. At 3:45 a.m. there was a parking complaint at...

URI releases annual crime report

Earlier this week, the University of Rhode Island released its 2015 edition of The Clery Report, a detailed list of all the crime statistics that accrued during the previous year. For URI, the statistics are...

Enough parking…for now

Proposals for off-site parking solutions made to compensate for new dorm project With parking concerns at an all time high as construction of the Brookside Apartments looms on the horizon, the University of Rhode Island...

Housing moves quickly to fix roof leak in Heathman

Photo by Sarah Vincii A leaky dorm contributes to an already stressful life for a college student. |CIGAR| “Every report from a student should be processed perfectly, but even with information systems, things do fall...

Student marijuana use: URI post-decriminalization

The names of students and staff interviewed have been changed to protect their anonymity.* The decriminalization of marijuana went into effect on April 1, 2013, in Rhode Island, but there is still a stigma surrounding...

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