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English professor Mohamed Anis Ferchichi brings global perspective to students When Tunisian native Mohamed Anis Ferchichi initially left for Rhode Island after arriving as a Fullbright scholar back in 2015 to teach Arabic at URI, he hadn’t the slightest idea he’d be here six years later. Two years after coming to...
The University of Rhode Island Police Department (URIPD) has released its 2020 Clery Act Report, revealing a decrease in student alcohol referrals, a small number of student arrests and a new thieving social media trend. The Clery Act Report discloses crimes related to the URI student body both on and...
URI students excited to partake in experiential learning. Despite COVID-19 blocking most travel plans, there’s been a slight lift on restrictions, allowing some URI students off-campus study opportunities this fall. PHOTO CREDIT: Sophie Bacas After 18 months of study abroad trips being cancelled, the University of Rhode Island has started to...
URI Dining Services most vibrant employee The man behind the pizza. Photo by James Singer. Behind every meal made at URI is a personality, and in the case of Vinnie Joyce, that personality is bold and boisterous. Joyce ‘80, a Cranston, Rhode Island native, has been an essential part of URI Dining...
Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” is looked back on fondly by most, but how does the show fare when one rewatches it nearly 8 years after its cancellation? Photo from upaaquila.org. Despite the extremely concerning videos circulating on TikTok from behind the scenes of “Victorious,” a since-cancelled show that was once near and...
Kelly Lockwood, CEO of Leading NOW!, speaks to University students over zoom as part of the University’s “Women in Leadership” series. Photo by Ethan Pellegrino. “If you want to jump that great divide and get into senior leadership, you wanna be a vice president, you wanna be an executive...
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