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Ocean State addresses high drug, alcohol addiction rates

Rhode Island has recently found itself at the top of some undesirable lists — the state came in third in alcohol poisoning deaths and first in illicit drug use, according to findings from the Centers for Disease Control. Topping both lists has challenged the Ocean State to confront the conditions ...

The Setonian

Poli sci professors analyze midterm election results

“You don’t have to be a political science major to be interested in politics,” said Rebecca Mears ’15, head of the Political Science Departmental Undergraduate Group and the host of Wednesday’s lunch discussion about the results of the 2014 midterm elections. About 60 students gathered in ...


RIC lectures target drinking among athletes

As part of a forced three-day “hiatus” of the Rhode Island College athletics program following an “uptick” in alcohol-related incidents on campus, RIC Athletic Director Don Tencher hosted two mandatory alcohol education sessions for all student-athletes at the school earlier this month. The ...


Elorza wins Democratic mayoral nomination

Former Housing Court Judge Jorge Elorza beat out City Council President Michael Solomon with 49 percent of the vote in a tight Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday night. Chris Young received 5 percent of the vote, while Brett Smiley — who dropped out of the race in August — received 3 percent. Elorza ...


U. works with TurboVote to expedite voter registration

A year after the Undergraduate Council of Students announced its intention to revamp the voter registration process on campus, the University entered into a contract with TurboVote, an online tool that facilitates voter registration, this summer. TurboVote now allows students to register to vote in ...

The Setonian

Common Core attracts controversy

A year after Rhode Island implemented Common Core across its public school systems, some parents and stakeholders in the debate have raised concerns about the initiative’s efficacy and interference with local control of education. But as activists in some school districts call for the ability to opt ...

The Setonian

URI develops plan to arm campus police officers

The University of Rhode Island announced its intent to arm its campus police officers April 14 following a year of school-wide discussion. According to a statement released by URI President David Dooley, the URI Department of Public Safety is developing a plan to implement the arming process. This ...

University News

SAT to introduce new sections, remove penalties

The College Board announced major changes to the SAT that will take effect in the spring of 2016, with the hopes of appealing to a broader base of students amid increased competition from the ACT for standardized test-takers. The changes, which follow the College Board’s announcement last month that ...


Poll shows gubernatorial candidates neck and neck

The Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions released a poll Thursday that shows gubernatorial candidates Mayor Angel Taveras and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo in a statistical tie among likely Democratic primary voters. The poll surveyed a random sampling of 600 Rhode Island voters ...

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