Kate LeBlanc

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 New University President Marc Parlange settles in as new semester starts. PHOTO CREDIT: University of Rhode Island After just a few short weeks as the 12th president of the University of Rhode Island, Marc Parlange has already ingrained himself in the community in learning the importance of the Providence College...
Editor-in-Chief Kate LeBlanc and new President Marc Parlange chat for the Cigar’s first issue of the semester. Photo credit: Nora Lewis. This feels surreal.  Seeing campus alive again feels surreal. Going to RhodyFest with hundreds of student organizations feels surreal. Meeting the Good Five Cent Cigar editorial board members I’ve never...
Maximus Julian, Leah Ribner-Martin two of University’s brightest The University of Rhode Island tragically lost two students this summer and continues to mourn their passings as the academic year begins.  Maximus Julian, a 22-year-old student in the College of Business, passed away on June 1 after being the victim of a...
Faculty members at URI have adapted their teaching and curriculum to better support their students. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. During the pandemic, faculty in almost every college at the University of Rhode Island have had to adapt their courses to online learning and high-stress levels in order to better accommodate...
This week is the last edition of the Good Five Cent Cigar for the 2020-21 academic year. We’ve spent time this semester covering how COVID-19 has affected the University of Rhode Island’s sporting events, written profiles on the most interesting professors around campus and highlighted the innovative work of...
Students honored for excellence, leadership in various categories URI honored students at the 33rd annual Rainville Awards Ceremony. Photo by Michael Nolfe. The annual A. Robert Rainville Leadership Awards at the University of Rhode Island recognize students in the categories of employee excellence, servant leadership, student leadership and team excellence.  At this...
Titles highlight disparities in resources, pay among URI faculty Adjunct professor, senior lecturer, assistant professor: three job titles that often look the same on the surface to unknowing students, yet have very different job distinctions on closer inspection.  At the University of Rhode Island and institutions across the country, there are...
COVID-19, Black Lives Matter movement define term The current President of URI’s student senate, Austyn Ramsay. Photo by James Singer.  As the University of Rhode Island elects a new Student Senate president for the upcoming academic, current President Austyn Ramsay’s tenure is coming to a close.  Ramsay’s presidency was not at all...
What’s your guilty pleasure? Cigar Editor-in-Chief Kate Leblanc’s is “Gilmore Girls”. Photo from amazon.com. Guilty pleasures. We all have them. Maybe you watch “The Bachelor” every week and tell no one. Perhaps you secretly adored the 17 seasons-and-counting of “Grey’s Anatomy,” or by chance you actually liked “Emily in Paris.”...
Have you heard of garage swamp music? Of course you haven't, it’s brand new! Read on to see if this just might be your new favorite music genre. Photo from Elizabeth Broocks Owens. In his self-titled debut album that came out in February, songwriter and musical artist Bones Owens has...
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