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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...
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Looking for a good workout? Searching for an exciting new extracurricular to join? The University of Rhode Island’s new Judo Club may be able to help you. According to Judo Club founder and senior biology and psychology major Lizmaylin Ramos,...
The University of Rhode Island’s Writing Across URI program has developed a new undergraduate award that will give students the chance to win a $1,000 prize, whether they’re traditionally writing-savvy or not.  The award is divided into three categories: science writing, advocacy writing and...
We’re one month into 2020 and the album of the year has already been released.  I realize that’s a pretty bold claim to make, but I don’t think that anything is going to be able to top Mac Miller’s final album “Circles,” which was...
Rhody Ruckus members will no longer be guaranteed tickets to the PC game  The University of Rhode Island Department of Athletics has developed a new lottery system for allocating student tickets for the URI vs. Providence College men’s basketball game.  The...
As the semester ends, students should know their final exam rights. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. With finals season approaching and exams coming up, it’s important for students at the University of Rhode Island to be aware of the exam rights they are entitled...