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 of Rhode Island’s Office of Admissions announced that high school students applying to the University will not be penalized for walking out of school to protest gun violence. “The University of Rhode Island will not penalize applicants for engaging in peaceful protests related to gun violence” was posted...
Haibo He, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Rhode Island, has been researching and developing machines that possess neural networks, or intelligent computing systems, made to act like a human brain. “The long-term goal is to really to develop mechanisms that can mimic certain levels of the...
Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| Feb 18, 2018 At 11:21 a.m. a student was arrested on Keaney Road for the possession of alcohol under the age of 21. At 4:52 p.m. a student reported the theft of their laptop in the library. At 6:43 p.m. a student was arrested on Butterfield Road for...
Photo by Denise Robbin | Every spring semester, Campus Recreation offers the Group Exercise Mentor Program, which trains students to lead group exercise sessions for the University of Rhode Island. The program is free for all undergraduate and graduate students of any major. This year, 16 students are participating in...

Police Beat 2/13 to 2/17

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Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| Feb. 13, 2018 At 3:45 p.m. a hit-and-run occurred on Campus Avenue. There were no injuries. Campus Police filed a report. At 6:44 p.m. a student reported the theft of their laptop in the library. At 10:08 p.m. a knife was found in Fayerweather Hall. Feb. 14, 2018 At 10:40...
With the core of the Kingston campus now recognized on the National Historic Registry, students and staff wonder how the University of Rhode Island plans to maintain the historic value of these buildings while still keeping them safe, accessible and modern. Photo by |CIGAR| Many students value the historical roots...

Police beat 2/5 to 2/12

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Feb. 5, 2018 At 7:42 a.m. a student reported the loss of their phone. At 10:28 a.m. a car hit Christ the King Church. An accident report was filed. There were no injuries and the church was not damaged. At 7:31 p.m. a student reported the theft of their laptop in the...
Photo by Sarah Vincii | CIGAR | The director of the Women’s Center recently attended a conference to learn about CORE, a new program that the University plans to implement. The University of Rhode Island will participate in a program known as The Culture of Respect, or CORE, over the...
Photo by Anna Meassick | Students parking at Wickford Junction must organize their day to the bus schedule. The University of Rhode Island officially opened parking at off-campus locations, such as Wickford Junction, in response to the loss of parking spots due to construction across campus. However, the project has been...
The University of Rhode Island Campus Police are investigating the recent thefts of student-owned laptops in the Robert. L. Carothers Library. “There has been a hike in laptop theft over the past couple of months in the library,” said Karim Boughida, dean of University Libraries. “The library has literally been...