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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the University of Rhode Island has also continued to enforce pandemic protocols. The University is still offering both polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and rapid tests for students in the Memorial Union and in the parking lot across the street from the Potter Building. Health...
'Prime' parking spots few, far between Getting to class on time remains a challenge for students as parking lots fill early. PHOTO CREDIT: Melissa Marchese As students commuting to campus adjust to their daily schedules, parking continues to be a challenge for some at the University of Rhode Island.  “I commute from...
Michael Jagoda receives promotion after six years in Kingston URI Police reveal their new director of public safety and chief police executive, Maj. Michael Jagoda. PHOTO CREDIT: Nick Pierson The new director of public safety and chief police executive looks to further engage with students through a more community-oriented approach with...
Opioid use and overdoses across the country have increased throughout the pandemic. CONTRIB: aacom.org More than 70 percent of drug-overdose deaths in America were attributed to opioids in 2019, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Anita Jacobson, a clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island...
Zumba on The Quad allows students to get outside, exercise and release adrenaline. PHOTO CREDIT: Hannah Charron An small group gathered on The Quad on Saturday morning for an intimate zumba class taught by fifth-year student Pat Laprade for the University of Rhode Island’s Alumni & Family Weekend Laprade said the...
This year marked the 11th time the URI Chinese program hosted the traditional Moon Festival celebration. PHOTO CREDIT: James Singer For the 11th time, the University of Rhode Island Chinese Program held the traditional Chinese Moon Festival at the Quad. “​​It is a way to promote the Chinese tradition and not...
The Multicultural Student Services Center welcomes Jean Nsabumuremyi as its new director. PHOTO CREDIT: James Singer As he settles into his new position as the director of the Multicultural Student Service Center (MSSC), Jean Nsabumuremyi is ready to create a safe space for students at the University of Rhode Island.  “I’ve...
The Africana studies department welcomed Catherine John-Camara as its new first permanent chairperson this year. PHOTO CREDIT: Nick Pierson The department of Africana Studies, which has been at the University of Rhode Island for nearly a full year now, has just named its first permanent chairperson Catherine John-Camara. “Dr. John-Camara came...
As URI welcomes students to campus this semester, online courses seem to be here to stay. PHOTO CREDIT: Contributed by politico.com While a majority of courses at the University of Rhode Island have returned to in-person instruction this semester, some courses have remained online and will most likely continue to...
The Rolling Stones, known for their rock and roll music, lost a key member of their group, Charlie Watts at age 80. PHOTO CREDIT: biography.com The music industry lost one of the greats last month with the passing of Charlie Watts. While an accomplished drummer in multiple genres, including jazz,...
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