Andrew Main

Andrew Main
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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.
The state of Rhode Island has contracted two new companies to deliver bottled water to the University of Rhode Island and other higher education institutions across the state. The contract with Poland Springs, URI’s previous provider, expired at the end of 2017. There were rumors that Poland...
Photo courtesy of Isaac Ginis | The model demonstrates how flood waters will rise given a hurricane in the state of Rhode Island. As catastrophic hurricanes wreak havoc along the coast, a professor at the University of Rhode Island is working to develop models to predict the severity hurricanes have...
Photo by Joseph Lachance | Rams Den is now open until midnight on Wednesdays and Sundays, a big change after only being open Monday- Friday until 5 p.m. all spring semester. In an effort to offer students more on-campus dining options, the University of Rhode Island has extended the Ram’s...

News you should know

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday morning near Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, North Carolina. Florence was a category one hurricane when it made landfall. As of Sunday night, the heaviest hit area was the southern half of North Carolina’s coastline. Close to 30 inches of rain fell and over...
During the 2018 Summer Break, renovation within the Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons revealed asbestos, prompting the University of Rhode Island to place multiple warning signs throughout the building. The asbestos was discovered on the second floor. Abigail Bernier, an industrial hygienist who is a member...

News you should know

Hurricane Florence, a major hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean with winds of up to 125 miles per hour, is set to make landfall on the East Coast. Florence is expected to severely impact much of the South Carolina and North Carolina coast. Florence is expected to impact parts of...
By Theresa Brown and Andrew Main Swastikas and phallic images were carved in various lots around the Kingston campus The vandalism has taken place in multiple areas such as the Flag Road, Keaney, Dairy Barn and Plains Road parking lots, as well as around Fraternity Circle. Seven cases of vandalism occurred...
Students at the University of Rhode Island are now able to complete course evaluations online, a change from previous years when all course evaluations were done on paper.   Chris Barrett, a senior information technologist and professor at the University, said there is a total of 72,000 evaluations posted online for...
Photo courtesy of Kathleen Maher Meet URI’s newest Truman scholar University of Rhode Island junior Andy Boardman has been awarded the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship that is given to college juniors across the country. The award is given to college students who have displayed exemplary service to their community. According to...
Four people were killed and at least two more were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, April 22  in the morning. All four people who were killed, as well as the two who were injured were in their 20s. A 29 year...