Laura Weick

Laura Weick
89 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.
URI’s Women’s Center to close in fall 2020 due to a combination of funding issues and a lack of residents.Photo by Autumn Walter.  Due to decline in residents and funding, The University of Rhode Island’s residential Women’s Center will close next semester, although its...
The University of Rhode Island’s supply chain management department is teaching students how to improve communities through their work, in both business and nonprofit settings. Supply chain management is the management of the flow of goods, from raw materials to finalized products, as well...
After a critical external review, the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity will establish a new University Diversity Council (UDC) in lieu of individualized commissions. Last January, a team of college administrators dedicated to diversity from across the country evaluated the University of Rhode...
The famous Big Blue Bug, Nibbles Woodaway, stands proud atop the Big Blue Bug Solutions pest control company in Providence, RI. Photo taken from bigbluebug.com I have a love-hate relationship with my home state. Rhode Island’s small, generally uneventful and often overshadowed by other...
The university has relabeled single use bathrooms across campus after protest by gender rights activists on campus. Photo by James McIntosh. The University of Rhode Island will convert over 100 single-occupancy restrooms on campus into gender-inclusive ones after a student protest last November.
 With electric cars on the rise, URI is now designating charging stations solely for their use. Photo by Greg Clark. As concerns about carbon emissions reach fever pitch, more people are switching to electric vehicles (EVs) each year. At the University of Rhode...
 New carpooling passes were implemented this semester for commuter students who wish to save money on parking. Photo by Grace DeSanti. The University of Rhode Island launched its carpooling permit program for commuters this semester, which has so far yielded varying degrees of...
 “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will come out later this month. Photo from IMDb.  I remember when my father showed my brother and me “A New Hope” on VHS when I was about 6 years old. It wasn’t like anything that we had...
The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business is reconsidering the use of a video regarding professional dress, which is presented in a mandatory business course, after some complained that the video was sexist. The business course BUS 390: Junior Career Passport Program is...
The University of Rhode Island plans to phase out the software PeopleSoft, which is known by students as e-Campus, by 2025 to adapt to modern technology and needs. URI currently uses three PeopleSoft programs, called PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management and PeopleSoft...