URI receives large agriculture grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be giving a $510,978 grant to the University of Rhode Island in an effort to support agriculture, land conservation and water quality. Announced on Feb. 25 by Sen. Jack...

The Student Senate Report: March 11, 2015

The University of Rhode Island Student Senate approved the budgets for organizations they fund for the 2015-2016 calendar year. Finance Committee member Cody Anderson said there were, “more groups that were satisfied this year...

CBA hosts second annual spring career day

On Saturday, Feb. 28, the University of Rhode Island College of Business hosted its second annual Spring Career Day, an event that brought current students and recent alumni together to discuss careers, networking and...

Students take advantage of snow to protest ‘unsafe’ classes

Around 5 p.m. Thursday, six University of Rhode Island students built a snow wall in front of Green Hall to protest classes being held in winter weather conditions that day. One university and one state...

Common App to college life: what happens in between

If you are a student who was admitted to the University of Rhode Island last fall, you were one of 20,925 students who applied to begin their college education. With each year’s class size larger...

URI recognized for family-friendly policies

The human resources group WorldatWork has awarded the 2015 Seal of Distinction to the University of Rhode Island for progressive work life policies, including those for mothers and pregnant women on campus. Over one quarter...

Black Panther talks race violence, history

“Discussing race and democracy is important until humanity, step by step, piece by piece, evolves economically, politically, and social justice-wise,” said Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, at the University...

URI summer classes: Should I stay or should I go?

For students who have the time to work on more than their tans this summer, taking summer classes presents many opportunities for advancing a degree.  Though it may not be the best choice for...

New general education program designed to reach more learning outcomes

The University of Rhode Island’s General Education Implementation Steering Team (GEIST) has outlined a new general education program to go into effect at the start of the fall 2016 semester. The members of GEIST, began...

2015 winter turns into expensive season

It has been a difficult February, according to Jerry Sidio, University of Rhode Island director of facilities. On Feb. 21, a frozen sprinkler line in the attic of Lippitt Hall burst and flooded four rooms,...

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