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....

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...

Food ordering made easier: Hungry Rhody becomes Hungry Button

Photo by Sarah Vinci | Hungry Rhody renamed themselves Hungry Button and launched a new app for mobile ordering. The popular food ordering website “Hungry Rhody” has rebranded itself as “Hungry Button” and launched a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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