Popular therapy dog removed from residence hall

The University of Rhode Island’s Peck Hall was much quieter today without the familiar black and white husky, Ivy, a therapy dog who plays with residents while her owner, housekeeper Mike LaPolice, works in...

Therapy dog provides residential joy

A typical day for Mike LaPolice, housekeeper in the University of Rhode Island’s Peck Hall, has not changed much throughout his 25 years of working in the building. But in the year and a...

Students struggle to self-fund college

Gone are the days where a student can pay for an entire year of college from a summer job at McDonalds, and according to some students at the University of Rhode Island who pay...

Faculty Senate to vote on restructuring health majors

The University of Rhode Island’s Faculty Senate will vote next Thursday to approve a massive restructuring of the university’s health programs with the establishment of the Academic Health Collaborative. The plan would organize the College...

Campus illnesses often not visible

Generally seeing a person in a wheelchair, wearing a hearing aid or carrying a white cane tells us a person may be disabled, but some disabilities are invisible and can limit daily activities without...

High enrollment leads to tight living space

With over 13,000 undergraduate students attending the University of Rhode Island each year, it is no wonder housing arrangements on-campus have had their fair share of difficult times. The Department of Housing and Residential...

Competitive process to choose 101 leaders

Three boxes labeled “yes,” “no” and “maybe” sit on the floor of John Rooney’s office in the University of Rhode Island’s Roosevelt Hall. Rooney, Coordinator of the Transfer Resource Center, has been reviewing applications...

Students lack of attention can lead to ill advisement

During the weeks of fall course selection, many students at the University of Rhode Island are making mistakes without even knowing it. Incoming freshmen and rising seniors alike can become victims of delayed graduation...

Sexual assault task force

A new statewide task force has been introduced with its main goal of improving the tracking of sexual assault cases in Rhode Island, of which it is estimated that one in eight adult women...

Philosophy majors’ employabilitity

Philosophy as a major is still alive and well at the University of Rhode Island, despite the perception that it is a dying field. Students at URI have seen that there are more uses...

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