Nathan Robillard

Rowing continues championship preparations, sees improvement in Boston

The University of Rhode Island women’s rowing team took to Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday, taking on Northeastern University and Boston University. Through five races on the weekend, Rhode Island finished last across the board. The Varsity 8+ boat, led by second-year coxswain Lily Stasaitis and fourth-year stroke Jessica Tosi, kicked off the action, finishing 14…

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Infrastructure, accessibility concerns see historic Fernwood building demolished

The University of Rhode Island’s 98-year-old Fernwood building was finally taken down earlier this month, almost four years after impending maintenance costs outweighed the possibility of renovation. The building, which was originally constructed as a residency building in 1936 before being donated to the University, most recently served as office space for URI’s department of…

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Budget constraints leave women’s basketball without URI band for postseason

On Monday, Feb. 5, several members of the University of Rhode Island pep band were left surprised when the athletics department informed them that they would no longer be accompanying the women’s basketball team to their postseason tournament in March. Each year, URI’s athletic “spirit groups” – the pep band, cheerleaders and Ramettes dance team…

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Magassa, Touré lead charge as women’s basketball dominate defending NEC Champions

In front of their freshly-unveiled Atlantic-10 co-championship banner on Tuesday, the University of Rhode Island women’s basketball team cruised to a 91-40 win over the Sacred Heart Pioneers in their season opener. The win marked the first time the Rams had exceeded the 90-point mark since the 2021-22 season. Led by fourth-years Tenin Magassa and…

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