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An associate dean of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing and her research team recently received a $1.2 million grant to study the effects of sexual violence on college campuses.  Dr. Kathy Hutchinson, associate dean of graduate programs and research for nursing at URI, is a principal investigator...
Journalists Dyana Koelsch, Katie Davis, M. Charles Bakst, Parker Gavigan and Dan Barry discussed the First Amendment at the Taricani Lecture Series. Photo from uri.edu Several established journalists discuss the media’s role in the recent presidential election during the third installment of the Taricani Lecture Series for First Amendment Rights...
Short story “Turbulence” was written by David Szalay and published in 2018. Photo from Amazon.com. Short stories get a lot of flack, and I really don’t know why.  Sure, no one is actively complaining about short stories in my inner circle, but it is rare to hear about someone invested in...
URI students during Carnival in Italy (above) and Interlaken, Switzerland (below) during their study abroad experiences. Photos contributed by Caroline Joncas. With COVID-19 prohibiting University-supported international travel, the University of Rhode Island’s Office of International Education will begin offering online study abroad opportunities for students next semester.  On Oct. 1, the...
Incumbent President Donald Trump. Photo from Whitehouse.gov. Gone are the days when you’d wake up on the first Wednesday of November every four years and know the victor of the United States presidential election.  In a divisive Election Week in American history, the presidential contest of Republican President Donald Trump vs....
Due to the pandemic and financial concerns, the University has closed the W. Alton Jones campus. Photos from uri.edu.  In June, citing financial concerns, the University of Rhode Island announced the closing of its W. Alton Jones (WAJ) nature campus; however, amid public outcry, there have been little answers on...
Graphic from Pinterest. Netflix, Hulu and Disney+ are all great forms of entertainment, but have you ever considered entering the world of cooking YouTube?  Bon Appétit (BA), Babish Culinary Universe (BCU), Matty Matheson, Food 52 and Tasty by BuzzFeed are all big names in the YouTube cooking community. Viewers can...
The University recently began their search for the new president. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. To prepare for University President David Dooley’s retirement in June, the University of Rhode Island recently announced the search committee and hiring process for its new president.  Beginning last week, both a search committee and an advisory...
Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. The University of Rhode Island will experience major budgetary shortfalls this fiscal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, currently projecting a total loss of approximately $18.5 million.  According to University Provost Donald DeHayes, the University is still waiting on its appropriations and monetary allocations from the state...
High COVID-19 positivity rates found during mandatory testing led to a shelter-in-place order for students in Greek Life. Photo by Nicole Wagner. On Oct. 9, the University of Rhode Island announced a mandatory shelter-in-place order for all students involved in Greek Life, receiving mixed reactions from the URI community.  The announcement...