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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...
The top applicants for the position of Chief Diversity Officer conduct open forums to connect with the community. Photo by Greg Clark.  After a national search, the University of Rhode Island hosted community forums with the final three candidates for the Chief Diversity Officer...
After a critical external review, the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity will establish a new University Diversity Council (UDC) in lieu of individualized commissions. Last January, a team of college administrators dedicated to diversity from across the country evaluated the University of Rhode...