Nursing program rebounds

Low test results force change After falling to a 75 percent passing rate for the 2013-2014 year in the National Council Licensure Examination for nurses, the University of Rhode Island’s nursing program is making improvements. If...

Diving brings history and underwater research together

In recent years, Dr. John Jensen and the history department at the University of Rhode Island have taken a dive into different underwater archaeology studies. Jensen has done most of his research work through the...

Honors enrollment up, housing grows

The Living-Learning Community sponsored by the Honors Program at the University of Rhode Island will be expanded in fall 2015 from the original 50 spaces to more than 100. The top floor of Garrahy Hall...

Food pantry serves hungry college students

For some students, the term “broke college student” has a much deeper meaning than just not being able to purchase I-Zone every night. For students who suffer financially and have trouble getting by month...

New director looks to increase diversity

The University of Rhode Island has introduced the new position of Director of Community and Organizational Development and announced that it will be filled by Vicki T. Sapp. In her new position, Sapp will be...

Public campus welcomes visitors

On a typical day, the University of Rhode Island is host to just under 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, not including the hundreds of faculty and staff members also on campus. More often than...

Green Challenge raises money for kids

Through the power of peanuts, four University of Rhode Island students partnered with the local non-profit, Edesia, and are saving children’s lives across the world with their “Make Your Green Count” campaign. Based in Providence,...

“Fancy and Feminine”: Fashion for Mastectomy Patients

When patients who have undergone a mastectomy, whether single or double, choose not to have reconstructive surgery, they need bras that specifically fit their new prosthesis. When a University of Rhode Island student looked...

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...

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