BES Lecture series: African Savannas

For a long time not many people have considered how plants and animals living in an environment contribute to how a landscape is shaped. Animals living within an area help to sustain the livability...

‘Spread the word to end the word’ campaign hopes to raise awareness

“Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” has become a quote that may not apply to the colloquial language of modern times.  Certain words really can and do...

Fascitelli hosts first Inside-Out Week

The University of Rhode Island’s Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center is hosting Inside Out Week from Feb. 23 through Feb. 27 to recognize National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Throughout the week, movement and body awareness...

Winter weather overwhelms Burnside Hall, Facilities Services

Icy sidewalks, broken heaters and leaky ceilings are only a few of the approximately 4,000 problems students have reported to University of Rhode Island Facilities Services so far this year. While there is work to...

Music video by Catholic Center reaches 13,000 views

Since being uploaded to YouTube nearly two weeks ago, the University of Rhode Island Catholic Center’s lip synching of “Uptown Funk” has over 12,000 views. The video features members of the Newman Club and Father...

Ace of Cakes contest brings creativity to a new level

Even though the actual Ace of Cakes was not in the building Monday night, the Student Senate’s Ace of Cakes contest wasn’t lacking in either attendance or talent.  The event’s 27 competing teams including...

Faculty Senate approves snow day makeup schedule

The University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate decided against extending the semester to Saturday, May 2, following this semester’s lost class time. In a meeting Thursday afternoon in Kirk Auditorium, Bahram Nassersharif, chairperson of the...

Hidden controversy surrounds Malcolm X library quote

“I told the Englishman that my alma mater was books, a good library. Every time I catch a plane, I have with me a book that I want to read-and that's a lot of...

Attacks on Muslims prompts student response, activism

As members of the University of Rhode Island Muslim Student Association stood in the snow on Tuesday in vigil for the students killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, their motive for solidarity was the...

Old URI buildings no match for cold weather

Around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday morning, extreme temperatures froze a sprinkler pipe junction in Chaffee Hall, which then burst and flooded several rooms on the eighth floor. While the eighth floor carried the brunt of the...

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