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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...

Say Bye-Bye to Sakai

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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. 
Alumnus Tom Ryan and wife donate $35 million, the largest in URI history Photo by Greg Clark. Alumnus Tom Ryan and wife give $35 million Alumnus Thomas M. Ryan and his wife Cathy Ryan have made a $35 million donation...
Following cuts, finding a parking spot now takes longer in the Keaney lot. Photo by Greg Clark. Students were angered that the University cut the Keaney commuter lot nearly in half  The commuter lot in Keaney was cut nearly in...
The College of Pharmacy, located in Avedisian Hall, will open a hall of fame in October. Photo by James McIntosh. The college will hold its first inaugural hall of fame ceremony in October  The College of Pharmacy will induct...