Alumna, life coach visits campus to give back, inspire

Photo Contributed by Regina Bell. (Left) Regina Bell (Right) Alexa O’Rourke. Alexa O’Rourke, a 2012 graduate from the University of Rhode Island, spoke to current public relations’ students this past Friday, encouraging them to let...

Sophomores pilot entrepreneurial app at URI

Photo courtesy of www.kanu.us | The Kanu app allows students to post tasks which can then be completed by fellow students for payment. Last October, two sophomores at the University of Rhode Island began working...

History Professor Writes About Her Own Past

Professor Earline Ferguson introduces a documentary to her students, providing them with background information. Photo by Anna Meassick. University of Rhode Island Professor Dr. Earline “Rae” Ferguson has...

New Student Organization Coming Fall 2018: URI Women in STEM

A brand new student organization is coming to campus this fall for women interested in science, technology, engineering and other related fields, called the URI Women in STEM Club. Sexism against women pursuing STEM professions...

Student honors project brings new vegan cookbook

Photo courtesy of Haley Cidarholm |  Homemade vegan chickpea salad sandwich. Being a vegan for five years now, Haley Cedarholm wanted to incorporate her passion for veganism into her Honors project by creating a cookbook. She...

Bubble soccer: an inflatable take on a classic sport

Photo by Anna Meassick |CIGAR| Students play soccer with a twist--they must remain upright in inflatable bubbles. The University of Rhode Island’s Campus Recreation brought a free bubble soccer tournament to adventurous students on April 7...

Make the jump from URI to Brown: the URI-Brown Early Identification Program

Rhode Island students on the pre-med track have an impressive program available to them, the URI-Brown Early Identification Program. The program is open to college students who are Rhode Island residents, have graduated from...

URI announces new Chief Diversity Officer

Photo courtesy of Mary Grace Almandrez The University of Rhode Island recently announced the hiring of new Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Mary Grace A. Almandrez.

Former EPA administrator named commencement speaker

Photo courtesy of Alex Wong On April 9, the University of Rhode Island announced that former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Regina “Gina” McCarthy, will be the 2018 undergraduate commencement speaker. A New England native,...

‘Hookup culture’: dating as a 21st-century student

Google defines hookup culture as “one that accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters, including one-night stands and other related activity, which focus on physical pleasure without necessarily including emotional bonding or long-term commitment.” In recent...

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