Claudia Stepien

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The recent Campus Climate Survey conducted at the University of Rhode Island showed a level of discontent with the climate at URI from faculty and students alike. Of all the subgroups, faculty made up the smallest percentage of survey respondents at 11 percent. Kathleen McIntyre, associate director of the honors...
Fine Arts classes set to move to Pastore Hall next Fall, as renovations continue in the Fine Arts Center. PHOTO CREDIT: Melissa Marchese During the fall 2022 semester, fine arts classes will be moved to Pastore Hall while the Fine Arts Center (FAC) undergoes renovations.  The FAC has completed phase one...
Multicultural Student Services Center hosts community event calling for an end to violence against Indigenous people. PHOTO CREDIT: Hannah Charron For Native American Heritage Month, the University of Rhode Island Multicultural Student Services Center hosted a panel discussion focused on calling an end to violence against Native American women on...
Acclaimed pop artist, Harry Styles made his way to Boston last month in front of a fashionable crowd at TD Garden. PHOTO CREDIT: Claudia Stepien A lack of live music was a “sign of the times” for the last year and a half, but as COVID-19 restrictions are being changed...
At the University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate’s second meeting of the academic year, the Senate reviewed and voted on issues including course changes, concerns for the new year and progress towards inclusion in University documents. Michael Rice, the vice president of the Senate, presented an informational report about operations...
Canadian professor focuses on ‘fish economics’ Fourth honors colloquium lecture focuses on the intersection of economics and our oceans. PHOTO CREDIT: Cont. Economics are key to understanding and aiding the future of fish and fisheries, and experts in this field are dedicated to working on ethically ensuring that future generations can...
Dilapidation, expenses reasons for Fernwood destruction The Fernwood Building, which once housed the department of communicative disorders, no longer meets ADA standards and is set for demolition. PHOTO CREDIT: Siobhan Richards The University of Rhode Island is planning on demolishing the Fernwood Building on Kingstown Road after determining that necessary maintenance...
As classes and events return to in-person formats at the University of Rhode Island, some students and professors have continued taking online classes and it doesn’t seem like online classes will go away any time soon. James Ferry, a graduate teaching assistant at the University, said that there are many...
Electrical and computer engineering majors gain real-world experience through a capstone course that pairs students with companies. PHOTO CREDIT: Hannah Charron The capstone course for University of Rhode Island electrical and computer engineering majors has been running since 2008, but after a major revamp in 2017, students are now being...
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