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By Nick Marotta, Student Senate President. In effect for fall of 2019, an alternative parking plan will be implemented at URI. Rather than purchasing the standard two hundred dollar yearly commuter permit, a new option of carpool permitting will be available for students. This...
by Melody Groben  The University of Rhode Island is filled with thousands of students, hundreds of organizations, a plethora of intelligent staff members and a beautiful campus. But just like every other university, it is affected by sexually-transmitted infections and diseases. According to the...
by Aman Negassi Sexual assault occurs more often than many of us realize, especially towards women. According to the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, a woman in America is sexually assaulted every two minutes. I remember meeting a woman...
by the Office of Sustainability. URI is celebrating Earth Day on campus throughout April. Held around the world on April 22nd each year, Earth Day has grown since its inception in 1970 and is now a big deal in about 195 countries. It’s about...
by Mollie Macklow Photos courtesy of Mollie Macklow. One question that I was asked quite frequently leading up to my semester abroad trip was “Why Budapest?” and at the time I had what I thought was a rather concrete answer: central...
by Mikhala Bornstein, Phoebe Colvin Oehmig, Mikayla Hyman, and Arielle Liu It was 7 a.m. when we, 19 tired college students, reached our spots and plopped ourselves down along the bank of Peterson’s Creek in Yungaburra, Australia to search for the iconic platypus. Spotting...
For centuries members of the LGBT community have been ostracized, denied rights, and looked down upon by the predominantly heterosexual cisgender society of the world. In the last thirty years, great strides have been made, where many countries have reformed and grown to accept various members and identities...
September 28th, 2018 Dear Constituents, The University of Rhode Island Student Senate (Senate) is currently involved in discussions regarding the manner in which student organizations are funded and the matters for which they may not be funded. Since May of this year, the Senate has been in correspondence with an organization...
On Thursday, September 20th, three members including Allison Lantagne, Jay Rumas, and myself from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of URI presented in front of Faculty Senate. Our cause: to work with Faculty Senate so that URI lives up to its stated values, one of which is “Engaged...
Submitted by Jessie Boukarim   “I can’t wait to eat, I’m starving.” I’ve heard this said around campus all too often. Typically, this is conversed while strolling with friends to the dining halls or emporium. But to truly feel starvation is a completely different experience. I spent the past couple years...