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.
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...
Photo from URI. “She Kills Monsters” isn’t a typical University of Rhode Island theatre production. Featuring riveting fight scenes, snarky humor and magical creatures, this show brings the world of the popular tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) to life.
The University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Institute published a report detailing the economic worth of the Narragansett Bay Watershed that is intended to inform decisions regarding natural resource management and the economy. The Narragansett Bay Watershed is 1,700 square miles of land area and...
Faculty, government officials and students celebrate the opening of the University’s largest project. Photo by Grace DeSanti. 190,000 square-foot building is the largest construction project in URI’s history The Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering officially opened at 11 a.m. Monday,...
Students gathered on the Quad on Friday to advocate for a Green New Deal in hopes of preventing climate change. Photo by Greg Clark. Climate activists protested on the quad Friday afternoon through speeches, picket signs and a “die-in” to illustrate potential consequences...