Laura Weick

Laura Weick
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Working on the editorial team of the Cigar built my experience as a reporter and helps me gain experience as a leader in a professional setting. Journalism has also helped me open up to people on a professional, personal and social level, and in return, I will use it to illustrate the possibilities of the world to others.
Career connections, diversity commitment, interest in the arts top qualities for potential candidate based upon community input After hearing from faculty, staff and students, the University of Rhode Island’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee crafted a position profile to guide their search for a new university president. President David Dooley, who has...
Cigar Managing Editor Laura Weick, recalls her time working for the paper. Photo contributed by Laura Weick. To say this year has been “unexpected” is not only an understatement, but probably the most cliche thing someone can say in 2020. So I’m not going to ramble about how the COVID-19...
Graphic from uri.edu/cfrp. University of Rhode Island students and faculty are working to educate the public about another national health crisis the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated: the opioid epidemic. Last year, URI received a $1.1 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address the...
Eligible voters in Rhode Island had the opportunity to vote on changing the official state name. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. On Nov. 3, Rhode Islanders voted to remove “Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s official state name amid a nationwide reckoning on racial injustice. The resolution was placed on this year’s ballot...
The gallery showcase “Equality, Justice and freedom can be as beautiful as a butterfly” expresses inequality in life in topics such as racism, body appearance, technology and more. The project can be viewed in the Fine Arts Center Project Space A100 until Nov. 25.
The next time you swipe right on Tinder, text someone you’ve been seeing or share a social media password with a steady partner, make sure you consider how technology has impacted the track of your relationship. Tiffani Kisler and Hans Saint-Eloi Cadley, professors in the department of human development and...
University only sees slight decrease in international students Despite the ongoing global pandemic, the University of Rhode Island has only seen a slight decrease in the amount of international students staying at the Kingston campus this semester. According to Vice Provost for Global Initiatives Gifty Ako-Adounvo, URI has about 450 international...
 The Memorial Union as it stands today has not been renovated since 1992. Photo by Ethan Pellegrino. Renovations to the Memorial Union have been indefinitely delayed due to construction of a new health and counseling center taking priority.  According to Memorial Union Director Carl Stiles, the University has been discussing renovating...
Spring break is cancelled this year due to COVID-19 concerns. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong The University of Rhode Island recently announced plans to eliminate spring break from the 2020-2021 academic calendar due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring break was supposed to occur March 22-28, but the URI Faculty Senate...
“Among Us,” the hit 2018 indie game that earned mainstream success after trending on Twitch earlier this year, wasn’t something that really appealed to me at first (I was busy playing "Fall Guys" where you play as a jellybean and destroy friendships until they are broken beyond repair). So...
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