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...

Disconnect between students and housing stings

Photo courtesy of Jessica McLaughlin. McLaughlin was forced to kill many yellow jackets after they invaded her room in Tucker Hall. A student at the University of Rhode Island had to wait several days to...

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...

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...

Brookside Apartments on-track to be completed by fall 2019

Joseph Lachance | Through rain and shine, construction continues on the Brookside Apartments, set to be completed by fall 2019. Construction of the new Brookside Apartment complex is on schedule to be completed by the...

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...

Greek life’s costly, time commitment

Greek life at the University of Rhode Island is an aspect of the college experience that has about 15 percent of students participating in one of college’s biggest communities. Joining any organization on campus requires...

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...

URI plans to build $94 million residence hall

In an effort to offer different kinds of accommodations for its students, the University of Rhode Island plans to build a $94 million apartment-style residence hall on the current Dairy Barn parking lot. The White...

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...

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