Megabus extends service to URI

Megabus, the safe, convenient, low cost and daily express service in the U.S. and Canada has now added Kingston, Rhode Island to its list of city stops. The service, branded on buses as megabus.com, is...

New voting system for homecoming court

Upholding the tradition at the University of Rhode Island, last weekend was Homecoming Weekend, but before the big game and even the rally, there is a process that is followed to decide on each...

URI Health Services voices STD concerns

The University of Rhode Island’s Health Services worries that while the majority of students are educated about pregnancy and its prevention, they are not educated about common sexually transmitted diseases. “We are human beings, we...

On-campus hotel in consideration

The University of Rhode Island is exploring options for a potential hotel and apartment complex on Upper College Road. Recent work with a design firm yielded an updated plan for a 185,000 square foot facility...

Second Winter J Term to offer study abroad opportunities

For those who are behind on completing the general education requirements or for those who wish to lighten the load for Spring semester, the Winter J Term option might be something to look into....

URI Library Literacy Program nationally recognized

The University of Rhode Island Libraries’ Information Literacy Program has been recognized nationally by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) for its exemplary practices. The ACRL solicited applications for recognition from schools with...

Professors respond to Ratemyprofessor.com

“I had one student accuse me of being a communist because I seat the class alphabetically because there’s 350 people in the room,” said John Pantalone, chair of the University of Rhode Island’s journalism...

Annual Octoberfest brings student organizations together

The Multicultural Center will hold the annual Octoberfest event throughout the Halloween weekend on Oct. 24. “Octoberfest is a time when different multicultural organizations are brought together in the same setting,” Jerry Wilkins, head of...

Police explain students’ rights during arrests and searches

Students, who often do not understand their rights during encounters with campus police and campus security, “have the same rights as anywhere else,” said University of Rhode Island Director of Public Safety Stephen Baker. Officers...

URI-long term retention: alumni who are back

Want a fun fact? There are more than 50 University of Rhode Island alumni who have came back to campus and have joined the faculty and staff.  Luckily for them, being a student at...

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