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This week the Honors Colloquium series featured Chelsea Rochman of the University of Toronto to talk about plastic pollution in the ocean. PHOTO CREDIT: utoronto.ca The seventh installment of the University of Rhode Island’s fall 2021 Honors Colloquium series, “SOS: Sustaining Our Shores,” focused on a great challenge facing our...
From the Student Senate chambers this week: elections, a delay of the swearing-in ceremony and two new bills fighting for more benefits for on-campus students.  Speaker of the Assembly Christopher Bove reiterated the motions senators can make during the public forum at the beginning of the meeting. This included bills...
After being disbanded for three years, URI's Roller Hockey team is back and has already kicked open the season. PHOTO CREDIT: Contributed Before it was reestablished this semester, the University of Rhode Island’s roller hockey team was disbanded for almost three years, according to organization president Jordan Couto.  Couto, a freshman...
A shortage of costumes, music and spooky atmosphere was not an issue at Pump House Music Works' first annual Halloween Hullabaloo show last Saturday. The show was held at the rustic and cozy location in Wakefield, right near the University of Rhode Island Kingston Campus and featured four local bands....
From the Senate Chambers this week: a request from the Faculty Senate President, two passed bills and a resolution and a general discussion regarding COVID-19 protocols.  Faculty Senate President Audrey Cardany attended the Student Senate Meeting this week and proposed to invite a member of the Student Senate to join...
Oceanography professor reflects on accomplishments URI’s own Robert Ballard, who found the Titanic 36 years ago, describes himself as a “wanderer.”  PHOTO CREDIT: Contributed by nautiluslive.org In his new memoir “Into the Deep,” Robert Ballard recalls the memory of the first thing his mother said to him after discovering the RMS...
This Sunday, President Marc Parlange sent an email to all members of the University of Rhode Island community addressing a racist direct message sent from a URI student to Miami Dolphins player Emmanuel Ogbah.  “I write tonight to underscore for every member of our community that the University of Rhode...
In efforts to educate students on financial literacy, URI partners with the Western Community Credit Union. PHOTO CREDIT: uri.edu The University of Rhode Island has partnered with the Westerly Community Credit Union to launch the Rhody Financial Education Center platform for students to learn more about financial literacy.  There are seven courses...
Open through Halloween, this Providence art exhibit will get you in the fall spirit PHOTO CREDIT: Nadia Sutyrina The University of Rhode Island is exploring the cultural side of Halloween and the supernatural this year through it's exhibit "Spirits, Spirituality, the Supernatural and Steampunk" open through Oct. 31. The exhibit is...
CNN's Abby Phillip to give upcoming virtual presentation CNN’s Abby Phillip is set to give a virtual lecture about honesty and authenticity in political journalism for this year’s Amanpour Lecture. PHOTO CREDIT:  chicagoideas.com Within four years of working at CNN, Abby Phillip has “become successful very quickly,” going from a general...
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