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The University of Rhode Island’s Academic Health Collaborative held a multidisciplinary panel discussion regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and the importance of widespread compliance to help the state recover from the pandemic. Dr. Andrea Rusnock, a professor in the history department, spoke about how knowledge from the past can assist in...
Photo From Entertainment Weekly Deemed as a sister album to her July release of “Folklore,” Taylor Swift’s latest drop is a mind-blowing collection of emotional transparency and musical complexity. “evermore” steps even further from Swift’s pop roots and is destined to smash the charts.  Being a lifelong Swiftie, I pulled...
URI music ensembles stated a youtube channel to perform virtually. Photo from URI Music Department. With COVID-19 curbing live events, the University of Rhode Island's music department created a unique performance method in an effort to preserve normalcy for music students.  The Ram Jam Concert Series was first devised this past...
This past month has been outright exceptional in terms of music. Here are a few of my favorite releases from November. Miley Cyrus showcased her highly anticipated album “Plastic Hearts” last week, and I could talk about it for hours. Being a long time Cyrus stan, I think this album...
URI’s BUS 475 class works to promote maple products on social media. Graphic contributed by Maple Promo League. The University of Rhode Island’s BUS 475 students, specifically those involved with the Maple Collaborative, have gained interdisciplinary experience with marketing and social networking through professor Christy Ashley’s course.  Ashley is a trailblazer...
Pop-singer Sam Smith released an album titled “Love Goes” in October. Photo from googleplay.com. Although October has come to an end, the month was filled with some phenomenal music releases that MUST be talked about. Here are some of my top picks.  One of the most accomplished artists of our time...
Filmmaker Dan Habib addressed the importance of creating unconditionally inclusive environments for students with intellectual disabilities, during Tuesday’s Honors Colloquium. Habib’s lecture contributed to this year’s colloquium series entitled “Challenging Expectations: Disability in the 21st Century.” Habib is a filmmaker and project director at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on...
Professor Gail Lowney Alofsin has spent her career helping students at URI, as well as donating book profits to developing nations abroad. Photo contributed by Gail Lowney Alofsin. With over 20 years of experience as an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island, Gail Lowney Alofsin is a symbol...
Speaker Ryan Sallans shares his personal experience of coming out in celebration of Coming Out Month. Photo from James McIntosh. Speaker and author Ryan Sallans enlightened the community this week with his moving virtual event hosted by the University of Rhode Island’s Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) in celebration of...
With more than physical well-being on their minds, the Counseling Center has created a program aimed to assist quarantined students looking for mental health support.  “Living La Vida Lockdown” is a weekly online support group offered to all University of Rhode Island students in isolation due to COVID-19 exposure. Since...