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...

The Student Senate Report: February 19, 2015

Student Senate President Joseph Maynard announced that the University of Rhode Island might not have any reading days due to the number of classes missed due to the snow. It has already been decided by...

New interim CBA dean hopes to increase diversity

The University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration has named professor Kathryn Jervis as their new interim dean, replacing Mark Higgins who left URI in December. Provost Donald DeHayes appointed Jervis last month in...

Frozen yogurt’s time at URI has ended

After more than three years of being open for business, Orange Leaf, the Kingston Emporium’s frozen yogurt shop, has closed its doors. The store opened in July of 2012.  Darlene Spakowski of Westerly was the...

BES lecture brings Cornell professor

Continuing with the BES Seminar Series, Dr. M. Todd Walter spoke last Friday about his work in bio-geochemical hydrology, the movement of nutrients and water through a region. When phosphorus and nitrogen leech into the...

Trans author offers perspective on LGBTQ

On Friday, Feb. 13, Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author and transgender women’s advocate, spoke about what she sees as concerning LGBT issues as well as current events surrounding LGBT people in the...

Students lose rights to patents when “helped” by URI

At the University of Rhode Island the department of computer, electrical and biomedical engineering is home to inventive undergraduate and graduate students who are capable of making patentable creations with the help of the...

Representation of LGBTQ community in popular media

Last semester, a piece about casual sex in the 21st century, touching on gender roles, society’s perception of sex and how popular media portrays sex. Since the discussion was purely from a heterosexual point...

Former Black Panther to speak at URI

The University of Rhode Island will welcome Black Panther Party co-founder, Bobby Seale to speak for a third time since 1978, this coming Thursday, Feb. 26. Seale will be featured as the keynote speaker of...

SAS peacefully protest Ram’s Den plastic waste

On Tuesday night, the University of Rhode Island’s Student Action for Sustainability club brought their own reusable dinnerware to The Ram’s Den dining hall in a peaceful protest to promote a more sustainable culture...

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