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Salve Regina to require students, employees to get vaccines

Jun. 09, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Salve Regina University is the latest college in Rhode Island to announce that it will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus next fall. The Catholic school in Newport announced Tuesday that all students,...

2 wanted in connection with stabbing of college student

Jun. 03, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Two men police allege were involved in the fatal stabbing of a college student at a house party in Newport last weekend are in custody, police said Thursday. The suspects turned themselves in Thursday morning. Tyrese Poulsen,...

College student dies after stabbing at weekend party

Jun. 02, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island college student stabbed last weekend at a house party has died, according to police and his family. Maximus Julian, 22, of Little Compton, was stabbed during an altercation at a rental home in Newport at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday,...

URI weighs revoking honorary degree from ex-Trump adviser

Jun. 01, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is weighing whether to revoke an honorary degree bestowed years ago to Michael Flynn, a university alumnus who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser. The Providence Journal...

Providence College to mandate student vaccines in fall

May. 28, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College is the latest Rhode Island university to mandate coronavirus vaccines for full-time undergraduate and graduate students returning to campus in the fall. The decision was made after "weeks weighing various considerations," the...

Gov. McKee: New mask guidance may take time to phase in

May. 18, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee’s news conference to discuss all things non-coronavirus quickly turned into an explanation of the state's new COVID-19 face-covering guidance, which went into effect Tuesday. Rhode Islanders who are fully...

URI gets $500K to support scholarships, basketball teams

May. 15, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has received a $500,000 gift from alumnus and venture capitalist David Martirano that will support academic scholarships as well as the men's and women's basketball teams, the school announced Friday. ...

Rhode Island expands vaccine access; allows walk-ins

Apr. 29, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

Rhode Island is expanding its efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible against COVID-19 by bringing shots to businesses, colleges, high schools, and other sites, and offering no-appointment vaccinations, Gov. Daniel McKee said Thursday. “We have moved into the...

Mobile vaccine clinic focuses on Black, Latino residents

Apr. 24, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

A mobile vaccination effort that is slated to administer 500 COVID-19 immunizations per day rolled into East Boston on Saturday. The "Mobile Vax" buses are a joint effort of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to focus vaccination efforts on Black, Latino...

Administrator at Australian university picked to lead URI

Apr. 13, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A top administrator at an Australian University was named the new president at the University of Rhode Island. Marc B. Parlange, provost and senior vice president of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, who was born in Rhode Island,...