Delayed grading has potential to increase fails

Many students know the pressure and anxiety that accompanies any class where the teacher is notorious for handing back grades months after an assignment was due, or waiting until the last day to post...

College tests students’ mental stability

Higher levels of stress after making the transition from high school to college are a reality for many college students. At the University of Rhode Island, this issue is prevalent throughout all grades. Whether...

URI Hillel hosts annual Shabbat

The University of Rhode Island’s Hillel Jewish Student Organization is working towards cultural and religious harmony through their fourth annual Avi Schaefer Jewish/Muslim/Multicultural Shabbat dinner this Friday, February 6th. Avi Schaefer attended Brown University after...

Service organization hosts polar plunge for children with cancer

The University of Rhode Island’s S.A.V.E.S. organization will be holding a “Polar Plunge” event on Feb. 7 to raise money for both their group and for the Tomorrow Fund. Attendees will gather at the Narragansett...

Photos: Blizzard “Juno” hits campus

Starting Monday afternoon, blizzard Juno dumped up to two feet of snow on the University of Rhode Island, canceling Tuesday and Wednesday classes and activities.  Though some student residential neighborhoods experienced brief power outages,...

J Term offerings, a new popular idea

The 2015 Winter J Term was a success with an enrollment increase of 50 percent according to Winter J Term and Summer Sessions Coordinator, John Olerio. Up from last year’s 250 enrollment, the second year...

The bigger, better Butterfield

Do you miss being able to get a Belgian waffle for every meal? Or the comfort of the soft-serve ice cream machines for every lunch and dinner? Your worries will be over starting the...

University plans large faculty hire

The University of Rhode Island took advantage of their careful fiscal management by announcing plans this morning to bolster their faculty by 55 new positions over the next four years, possibly the largest hire...

Tuition increase one step closer to reality

The Rhode Island Board of Education unanimously approved a budget request for the 2016 fiscal year on Monday that if approved by the governor, would increase tuition for the first time in three years...

Gruber video sparks controversy

The University of Rhode Island has received flak over the past few weeks in relation to a video of Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and White House consultant Jonathan Gruber speaking during the 2012...

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