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Rhode Island Foundation to pay for thousands of Narcan kits

Oct. 17, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Foundation is providing a $250,000 grant to purchase thousands of opioid overdose prevention kits until a more sustainable source of state funding is in place. The grant announced recently to the University of Rhode Island will...

Grant helps URI, Penn State researchers study sea-level rise

Oct. 03, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and their colleagues at Penn State have been awarded a four-year, $1.5 million grant to study the effects of sea level rise and how it may worsen the impact of extreme weather, URI said in a statement. ...

Rhode Island focuses vaccination effort on high schoolers

Sep. 15, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee and other state officials urged high school students Wednesday to get a coronavirus vaccine if they want to ensure a normal school year that includes a full range of extracurricular activities including sports. “One key piece of...

URI faculty union reaches COVID-19 vaccination agreement

Sep. 02, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The faculty union at the University of Rhode Island has reached an agreement with the school requiring all full-time faculty to get a COVID-19 vaccine. “Keeping the community safe and providing the best learning environment possible is our...

URI to require universal indoor masking on campus

Aug. 13, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is now requiring all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear masks when in inside spaces where people gather, including classrooms, laboratories, and dining facilities. The university in a statement...