Latest University of Rhode Island News

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...

Rhode Island economy shows continued signs of recovery

Jul. 14, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state's economy continues to make a strong comeback from the worst days of the coronavirus pandemic, a University of Rhode Island economics professor said Wednesday. Leonard Lardaro said 11 of 12 indicators in his monthly Current Conditions...

Ex-professor alleges retaliation in lawsuit against URI

Jul. 08, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A former University of Rhode Island professor has sued the school, alleging he was fired as retaliation for challenging the lack of diversity in the school’s leadership and encouraging students to speak out against systemic racism. The...

University of Rhode Island to uncover murals and add context

Jul. 01, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has announced plans to preserve two 1950s murals by Arthur Sherman in the Memorial Union that were covered last year. The university will add language to explain how the murals reflect a past era where school...

College won't revoke Trump adviser Flynn's honorary degree

Jun. 28, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island decided not to revoke an honorary degree bestowed upon Michael Flynn, an alumnus who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser and who has remained an ardent supporter of the former president since his...