Andrew Main

Andrew Main
67 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
I am passionate about writing for the Cigar because I enjoy informing others about what is going on in the URI community. It is often said that education is one of the most powerful tools an individual can have. Through writing for the Cigar, I aim to help educate the community about what is going on and why it is important so that people can be as educated as possible about newsworthy events on campus. I ran for the news editor position because I want to help make the Cigar as successful as possible by not just writing articles but by helping other reporters capitalize on their strengths as well.
When I walked by a tour group the other day on my way to class and a prospective student joked about the University, it made me start to think. Complaining about the University of Rhode Island is something that every student, myself included,...
Two professors at the University of Rhode Island have used computer modeling to examine the deadly Anak Krakatau volcano collapse and resulting tsunami that occurred in December 2018. Steven Carey, a professor emeritus of oceanography, and Stephan Grilli, department chair and professor of...
Photo courtesy of Newport Shipyard. A drone created by GSO professors set sail for a 30-day journey to monitor ocean carbon dioxide levels. A University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography professor recently released a water-based drone that will study carbon levels off...
Photo by Anna Meassick | The Roger Williams Complex, home to the sophomore slums, is in the process of getting safety renovations. By Andrew Main and Ian Weiner Over the course of the last decade, the University of Rhode Island has invested $28 million into improving the fire safety of all...
Photo by Joseph Lachance | Lower College Road needed to be repaved again after a sewer line got disconnected. The University of Rhode Island has paid a contractor for a construction mishap that occurred during road work on Lower College Road, despite it not yet being clear who is at...
Photo by Anna Meassick | Student Senate made the decision to change terms of student organization funding. Cigarlight story by Andrew Main and Julia Moro The University of Rhode Island Student Senate has altered their policy on how student organizations receive funding following claims that their funding policies violated the First...
Photo by Anna Meassick | Sailing is a common practice in the bay that poses as a stressor and effects the bay. The University of Rhode Island is collaborating with other institutions across the state of Rhode Island to monitor the ecological health of the Narragansett Bay. URI is the...
Photo by Andrew Main | President David Dooley and Douglas Dusharm cut the ribbon to open up the new URI Health Mobile. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Rhode to Health Mobile Unit was held yesterday at the Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center. The Rhode to Health Mobile Unit is...
Photo courtesy of Jessica McLaughlin. McLaughlin was forced to kill many yellow jackets after they invaded her room in Tucker Hall. A student at the University of Rhode Island had to wait several days to have wasps in her dormitory room removed after miscommunication meant that the appropriate people were...
Photo by Joseph Lachance | Ram Escape fell victim to a fruit fly infestation, causing employees to kill off the flies during their shifts. Article by Andrew Main and Kayla Michaud Flies in Ram Escape have caused the University of Rhode Island’s Dining Services to take action to improve sanitary measures....