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University announces campaign to raise $250 million by 2024. The URI foundation is raising money to improve student life on campus. Photo By Ethan Pellegrino. The University of Rhode Island Foundation recently announced a major campaign to raise $250 million by...
No longer in their own house, the Women's Center is moving to the Memorial Union. Photo by Siobhan Richards. The Women’s Center will relocate its resources to the Memorial Union this year after major declines in funding and residential interest.  Last...
On June 24, the University of Rhode Island announced its plan to welcome students back to campus this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  In an email sent to all students and published on the University’s website and social media accounts, URI announced that students...
All summer classes will be moved online at the University of Rhode Island, abiding with social distancing guidelines. Photo courtesy of the University of Rhode Island Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Rhode Island has moved all summer classes to an online...
The University of Rhode Island’s Student Events Advising (SEA) office continues to hold exciting events for students, albeit remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  SEA, overseen by the Office of Student Involvement, is designed to help student organizations with event planning and program advising....
The COVID-19 outbreak began in Wuhan, China. Photo courtesy of the New York Times. Ping Xu got to see firsthand how differently the United States and China handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Xiu, a political science professor at the University of Rhode...
To any University of Rhode Island student reading this right now: I’m with you.  Life is weird and extremely heavy right now. I miss being on campus with a normal routine, being a student and hanging out with my friends until the odd hours...
In their first virtual meeting since the University of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 shutdown, the Student Senate discussed internal elections, the budget for the 2020-2021 year and the re-recognition of student organizations.   The meeting opened with reports from the election committee. Senator John Morabito said...
The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) has recently been questioned for issues regarding unregulated stipend increases and a lack of overall transparency.  According to GSA’s mission statement on their website, the organization serves as a “government body maintained by and for...
I have to admit it: I am an absolute podcast fanatic. I love them and I love listening to them. It’s a great way to learn more about so many topics in a really easy and accessible way.  Not to sound too much like...