Field of flags reminds URI “Never Again”

Photo by Stephanie Erickson |CIGAR|  The field of flags greeted students and URI community members as they walked to the library. Students at the University of Rhode Island pass a sea of different colored flags alongside...

Police Beat: 4/5 – 4/11

Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| Thursday, April 5 At 10:12 a.m., a medical emergency requiring transportation to the hospital occurred. At 2:26 p.m., police investigated vandalism at the Sigma Delta Tau house in Fraternity circle. A...

University Police are prepared for active shooters, bomb threats

Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| Officers are trained to 'do what they have to do' to keep URI safe In today’s society, shootings or potential bombings are a real possibility and at the University of Rhode...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Fine Arts Center receives money for partial exterior renovations, much left desired by students

Cigarlight Story by Theresa Brown, Nicole Wagner and Ian Weiner The University of Rhode Island has received $12 million to complete exterior renovations and improve the heating and cooling system at the Fine Arts Center....

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...

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...

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