URI responds to U.S. News ranking

The University of Rhode Island ranked 160 out of 201 schools on U.S. News & World Report's annual National University Rankings list, this year. Ivy League universities like Princeton and Harvard held the top spots...

Vacant shops lead to new businesses

In the past few weeks, anyone who made the trek to the Kingston Emporium for a Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee or a 2 a.m. calzone from I-zone may have noticed the vacant stores bolted...

The university bookstore: Separating fact from fiction

All college students are painfully aware of the high prices of college textbooks.  While the bookstore can supply required books for classes, students complain that it does not always boast the lowest prices, prompting...

Students inspired by march seek to bring change to URI

More than 100 University of Rhode Island students, faculty and community members were among the estimated 311,00 people peacefully marching in New York City to raise awareness for climate change this past weekend. The People’s...

Habitat For Humanity’s big plans for the year

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry with a mission to provide every person with a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Here at URI, student volunteers work directly with South County...

Humans vs. Zombies infects campus

As is the tradition of the University of Rhode Island’s campus since spring of 2010, the members of Humans vs. Zombies have begun their battle of hunter vs. the hunted. This week, members of...

Community affected by raised police presence

On May 3, 2014, about 1,000 University of Rhode Island students attended a party on Green Lane in Narragansett that resulted in major property damages, and now the permanent residents are fighting back. Narragansett Police...

Harrington School offers new J Term travel course

This January, the Harrington School is offering a one-week course in which students will travel out of state to meet with various business leaders. In the integrated marketing and communication course “Engage with the Professional...

Positive business continues for emporium yoga studio

This past spring, a University of Rhode Island alumna opened a heated yoga studio in the emporium called the Rhode Island Yoga Center. The employees at this studio are all trained in Baptiste power...

Evangelical preachers spark unrest on campus

For the first time this academic year, the air in front of the University of Rhode Island’s Memorial Student Union was charged last week by confrontations between visiting religious demonstrators and upset students. Missionaries from...

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