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Cultivates ‘love for literature’ through intellectual engagement The unique perspective and love for literature that English professor Stephen Barber brings into the classroom has inspired him to push his students towards “genuine intellectual engagement.” Barber has been working as a professor in URI’s English department since 1997 but had many adventures...
 Photo from harrington.uri.edu. John King ‘85, CNN’s chief political reporter, was featured in the inaugural live stream of the spring Taricani Lecture Series this Wednesday. The lecture, titled “From Taricani to Trump: Lessons Learned on a Journey from Rhode Island to Washington and Beyond,” was part of the latest installment of...
A talk by Spanish Professor William Stark rounded off the final discussion of this semester’s Brown Bag Seminar. Photo from uri.edu. The final installment of this semester’s Brown Bag Series evaluated how Violeta Luna, through performance art, explores the fatal effects of the War on Drugs and its influence on...
Executive Committee members encourage “compassion” for students, faculty Are you a college student whose mental health is suffering? If so, you are not alone. Photo from suicideforum.com. The University of Rhode Island’s Faculty Senate has been working to address student mental health this academic year in an effort to maintain morale...
URI alumna cleared for primary duty Kingston recently hired its first female firefighter, URI 20’ graduate Rachel Gomes. Photo from uri.edu. Rachel Gomes ‘20 became the first female cleared for primary duty in the history of the Kingston Fire Department this semester. Gomes, who is originally from Milford, Connecticut, started volunteering for...
Meet Travis Williams Meet the current Chair of URI’s English Department, Professor Travis Williams. Photo by Ethan Pellegrino. When Professor Travis Williams, the University of Rhode Island's English department chair, enrolled in the 1996 class of the University of California Berkeley, he did not think he would come out with a...
The University of Rhode Island gave community members the opportunity to learn about the local history of suffrage in Rhode Island with this week’s Suffrage Centennial Lecture Series.“Historical Perspectives on Woman Suffrage: Rhode Island and Beyond.” was the topic at this week's lecture, which was the eighth installment in...
Everyone knows John Greene’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” but there’s another book of his that you should really be looking at. Photo from amazon.com.  When I was 13, I read John Green’s most famous novel, “The Fault in Our Stars,” and, like most people who read it in middle...
URI sophomore Kate Ayers recently published her first poetry book, entitled “Gin and Juice Boxes.” Photo by James McIntosh. Kate Ayers lives by the words of Robin Williams’ John Keating in “Dead Poets Society”:“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are all noble pursuits, and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty,...
400 student capacity in venue The University of Rhode Island has announced its plans for the 2021 commencement ceremony, answering one of the biggest questions seniors have had this academic year— what will graduation look like this May? According to Dave Lavallee, the assistant director of communications for URI, it will...
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