Cornell Professor promotes importance of peace in formal education

Pictured: Larisa Kasumagić-Kafedžić speaking about peace teaching. PHOTO CREDIT: Lauren Drapeau | Contributing Reporter Larisa Kasumagić-Kafedžić of Cornell University delivered a lecture on Friday, March 31 at the University of Rhode Island about the implementation of peace pedagogy, or peace teaching, into formal education.  During the event, hosted by the Center for Nonviolence and Peace…

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‘A movement against the youth of this nation’

GSC members discuss possible TikTok ban’s impact on LGBTQIA+ community Members of the University of Rhode Island’s Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) express concerns about a potential nation-wide ban on TikTok and the impacts it will have on marginalized communities. The ban would result from a bipartisan bill called the Restricting the Emergence of Security…

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EUSAB hosts open mic for Trans Day of Visibility

An estimated 77,900 transgender adolescents live in states that have passed laws and policies restricting gender-affirming care for minors, and continue to experience barriers to healthcare and social mobility, according to the Williams Institute. States building these barriers — Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Dakota, Tennessee and Utah — have banned…

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College of Pharmacy ‘prescribed’ award for COVID-19, public health response

Pictured: Avadesian Hall, home of the College of Pharmacy. PHOTO CREDIT: Aidan Cahill | Web Editor Providence Business News names the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy recipient of top “Health Care Educator” in its first Health Care Heroes award program. The award was given to honor the college’s response to COVID-19 and for…

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Baseball opens up their home slate with a season-first series sweep over Marist

First-year Michael Anderson finished the weekend with three RBIs and two runs. PHOTO CREDIT: gorhody.com The University of Rhode Island baseball team picked up their first series sweep on the season at home with a 3-0 victory over Marist this past weekend.  Due to weather conditions, the three-day series was moved to a double header…

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Magic or tragic? Disney film adaptations

How Disney has defined 2010’s and 2020’s through their live-action remakes. PHOTO CREDIT: metacritic.com In the same way that Disney’s animated films defined the 1900’s, and especially the 1990’s and the way that Pixar’s CGI films defined the 2000’s, Disney’s live action remakes are quickly defining the 2010’s and 2020’s.  However, while films like “Snow…

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From  ‘beans to bar’

URI student runs award-winning chocolate company First-year student, Ella Schnider with her product from Gansett Chocolate Company. PHOTO CREDIT: Nick Pierson | Contributing Photographer In January 2021, a chocolate company called “Gansett Craft Chocolate” opened in Wakefield, Rhode Island, according to Ella Schneider, a first-year student studying entrepreneurship and innovation business at the University of…

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Second-ever postseason win sees women’s basketball through to WNIT Super Sixteen

Sophie Phillips put up a team-high 20 points in Monday’s win, just one point short of her career-high. PHOTO CREDIT: gorhody.com The Rhode Island Rams women’s basketball team defeated the University of Richmond Spiders 74-64 in the second round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) to claim their second postseason victory in program history…

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Rhody readies for Ramadan

URI offers accommodations to students who celebrate Ramadan. Pictured: Students from URI MSA. Photo Courtesy of: URI MSA Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic calendar according to the Islamic Networks Group, began on March 22, and Muslims worldwide are coming together through fasting, prayer, charity and self-reflection.  Islam’s five pillars are profession…

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