by Ian Weiner and Kayla Laguerre-Lewis Since the School of Education and the College of Continuing Education merged in 2017 to become the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies, the University of Rhode Island’s continuing education programs have shrunk significantly...
Photo courtesy of Robert Burns. Robert Burns, a communications professor at the University of Rhode Island has spent many years working with over 16,000 people to overcome their speech anxiety. From NFL players, to popstars, professors and students, Burns works with those who have a fear of speaking or are unable...
By Andrew Main, Julia Moro, Samuel Murray, Caitlyn Picard, and Ian Weiner Senate votes 27-3 to unfund student organization After debate, Student Senate decided to defund the Student Organization Leadership Consultants (SOLC) with a vote of 27-3-1 after problems arose surrounding their alleged academic affiliations. Senate approved the final budget last...
Photo by Autumn Walter | You never know who may be walking among you A former University of Rhode Island student is facing charges of first-degree murder. Owen Morris, a 21-year-old from Warren, Rhode Island, was ordered to be held without bail for the killing of a chiropractor. The bail hearing...
By Emma Gauthier and Allie Lewis  Sexual assault is an ongoing and pervasive epidemic happening at college campuses across the country - and the University of Rhode Island is not immune. According to the University’s 2015 Clery Report, there were six reported sexual assaults on campus. Many instances of sexual...
Autumn Walter | Fans look on as Rhode Island beats the University of Albany in the home opener. Rhody nation is hopeful for this season. Rhode Island football was recently ranked #25 in the FCS STATS weekly top 25 rankings. The Rams have started 2-0 including an upset over #15...
Shane Donaldson is currently URI’s sports information director and continues to fulfill his passion for Rhode Island. | Photo by Grace DeSanti. “There is not a place I would want to work more because no teams will ever mean more to me than Rhode...
Photo by Kayla Michaud | Jina Moran and Sarah Angeloni filmed and directed their film “Forget Me Not.” University of Rhode Island Senior Jina Moran saw her ideas come to life as she wrote and directed her own psychological thriller. Her film is titled “Forget Me Not,” about Kiera, a girl...
Programs, committees in turmoil after external review, lack of communication creates further issues Campus diversity was recently questioned after an external review was completed and presidential committees were disbanded. | Photo by Anna Meassick. By Laura Weick and Kate LeBlanc

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Campus police welcomes new bomb-sniffing dog. Officer Bob Kenyon poses with Phender. Photo by Anna Meassick. As a reaction to bomb threats across the country, the University of Rhode Island police department has brought another explosive-detecting dog to the force.