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As a part of the URI 101 curriculum, all freshmen are now required to receive a certificate for completing a Title IX quiz in order to learn about discrimination on the basis of sex in education and the workplace.  According to the University of...
The Gender and Women's Studies major will kick off new classes for students next semester. Graphic made by Elizabeth Wong. The University of Rhode Island’s Gender and Women’s Studies Department (GWS) will be offering new, specialized sections of GWS 350 for students to...
Academic credits earned will be averaged to establish priority The Brookside Apartments are still under construction, however, Housing and Residential Life recently began accepting applications for potential residents for the spring semester. Photo by Greg Clark. The University of Rhode...
For 30 years, Quainoo has impacted the world with her work It’s rare for an academic to write poetry. Communications studies and Africana studies Associate Professor Vanessa Wynder Quainoo, however, is the exception.  Quainoo has written several poetry books, despite receiving...
When a storm caused a power outage on Oct. 17 it put the entire campus without electricity, heat or hot water, and some began to question why the University of Rhode Island did not have emergency backup generators ready.    The Memorial Union, Hope Commons,...
In hopes to create a more diverse campus, the school is seeking out a new, permanent Chief Diversity Officer. Photo by James McIntosh.  The interim chief diversity officer has held the position for 10 months  The University of Rhode Island has...
The learning management software Brightspace will replace Sakai by the fall of 2020. Photo courtesy of D2L. The transition from Brightspace to Sakai will be completed for the fall 2020 semester The University of Rhode Island’s learning management system (LMS) transition...
The University of Rhode Island’s Faculty Senate is currently discussing a proposed calendar change that would decrease final exam times from three hours to two hours, beginning in 2021.  The Chair of the Faculty Senate Calendar Subcommittee, Samantha Meenach, an associate professor in the...
Employees in Mainfaire work hard to prepare for lunch and dinner service. Photo by James McIntosh. Two Mainfare employees describe what their days are like For students that live on campus, the dining halls are a constant hub of...
A large cherry picker blocks the entrance and walkway for Davis Hall, where many students have class. Photo by Steven Lee. During the summer, construction began on the historic Davis Hall to fix necessary roof damage and abate asbestos found in the ceiling.