Andrew Workman, former Provost at RWU, was voted Interim President by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, July 10.
President Donald J. Farish, the 10th president at Roger Williams University, passed away today at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 75.
At around 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, RWU’s Siren Warning System rang loudly throughout campus, signaling a lockdown drill. Despite the multiple text messages, emails, and phone calls that community members received, many students reported that normal activities resumed in their buildin…
In an effort to raise awareness on the issues surrounding gun violence, a walkout was organized by RWU students as part of National Walkout Day. April 20 marked the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, and students across the country walked out of classrooms to protest gu…
A flyer advertising free cosmetics samples was posted in the bathroom stalls of various buildings on campus, including the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the Recreation Center, and Global Heritage Hall (GHH). However, when individuals followed the link listed to become an offi…
Students from various disciplines across campus presented on the future of their field in the hopes of inspiring and educating others as part of an event titled “Hawk Talks” on Thursday, April 12.
A new certification program that will increase the number of certified English-as-a-Second Language teachers in the city of Providence is set to begin this coming summer.
For the first time ever, the university will be holding a Lavender Graduation Ceremony on campus. This ceremony serves as a way to celebrate the successes of LGBTQ+ graduating students.
Androgynous model Rain Dove kicked off the annual Pride Week celebration by speaking in Global Heritage Hall on Monday, April 16.
You’ve heard the term “people of color,” but have you ever thought about what the term actually means, or the effect it has on individuals of minority identities?
Organized in partnership by the Center for Career & Professional Development and the Intercultural Center, a speaker event titled “Equity in the Workforce” educated students, faculty, and staff on the current state of pay equity and the wage gap. The event was particularly timely conside…
The Roger Williams University Sailing team secured its spot in the ICSA/APS Team Racing National Championship over the weekend by taking second place in the New England Team Race Championship/Fowle Trophy at Connecticut College.
Several changes will be coming to this year's U-Fest: the quantity of alcohol permitted for students will be reduced from 12 cans to six cans, or 750 mL of wine; there will be no re-entry allowed for students at the event; and music will end at 12:30 a.m., rather than at 1 a.m.
Members of the RWU community filled all three levels of the Global Heritage Hall atrium on Thursday, April 5 to watch slammers perform poems that they had been preparing for months in advance.
At a Sexuality Advocacy for Everyone (SAFE) meeting in mid-February, Director of Residential Life and Housing, Tony Montefusco, spoke about the LGBTQ+ section of the roommate survey, which is a questionnaire that aims to identify and match student preferences in terms of housing. Montefusco …
As movements such as #MeToo and Time's Up have caught fire across the nation, members of the campus community aim to continue the conversation surrounding sexual assault both at RWU and throughout Rhode Island.
Student retention rates at Roger Williams University seem to be on the rise, according to information provided by the Department of Institutional Research. According to the data, the numbers have fluctuated over the years, but comparing the most recent year’s data to that of base year 2008, …
The intersection of race and gender in the workforce was brought to the forefront in a panel discussion with attorneys Tina Tchen and Adrienne Lawrence on Wednesday, March 28.
The intersection of literacy, education, and international/national security is not often something that comes to mind when people think of these concepts on their own. However, throughout guest speaker Hayat Alvi's lecture, it became clear that these three topics are very much interconnected.
Looking out across the stage, a packed audience of 3,100 people hushed their conversations as the opening act walked out to perform for them. Overhead, intricate patterns covered the ceiling and sounds echoed beautifully across the walls of the theater.
At its annual release party, Campus Entertainment Network (CEN) announced that the Spring Concert will be headlined by rapper A$AP Ferg, while electronic music duo 3OH!3 will perform as the opening act. The final comedian will be SNL’s Pete Davidson.
Tanning salons are extremely popular for those who are looking to get ahead on a sun-kissed look as summer rolls in. However, a new bill in the Rhode Island legislature may place limits on who can use indoor tanning beds.
Giving away free condoms, talking about the female orgasm, and some Sex in the Dark are only a few of the events included in the annual S.E.X. Week.
In order “to build the university the world needs now,” Roger Williams University has chosen six goals listed under “Our Vision” on the official website. These goals include working with local and global communities in order to address societal problems; utilizing transformative educational …
For the past two weeks, students may have noticed that RWU’s Public Safety officers recently added two new cars to the fleet. The new cars are 2017 and 2018 Toyota Highlanders.
Regardless of whether or not they are involved in student programming, every single student at Roger Williams University currently pays $150 per semester for the Student Activities Fee.
When people think of February, many tend to think of Valentine’s Day, which has become a major commercial holiday in the United States. What people don’t often think of, at least not immediately, is Black History Month, a month that is meant to be 28 (occasionally, 29) days during which we h…
Mark Fallon, a former NCIS special agent and '78 RWU alumnus, worked for the U.S. government for 31 years. Now, he wants the public to know the story of “a national policy of state-sponsored torture” that emerged post-9/11.
A 20-year-old Roger Williams University student was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after hitting two pedestrians walking in a crosswalk in Bristol on the evening of Feb. 1.
While in prison, Eldridge Cleaver wrote a memoir and a collection of essays titled “Soul on Ice,” detailing his thoughts and experiences regarding racism, oppression, crime, incarceration, love, gender, and more.
Calling upon her decades of experience in law and advocacy, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed the university’s School of Law on Tuesday, Jan. 30.
According to the College Board, on average annually, $1,168 is being spent per college student just on textbooks. For some, a semester of textbooks for six classes can be as ‘low’ as $300. Unfortunately, for others, that three-digit number might be the price of a single textbook.
This year’s flu season has been the most widespread in a long time, and the number of people contracting it has increased. Despite having been around for years, the current strain of flu, H3N2, has the ability to change rapidly, making it more likely to spread and immunize to flu vaccines.
The Department of History and American Studies coordinated the second event for the Joshua B. Stein Works in Progress Lectures of the semester on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Featured was Brown University PhD student Lydia Kelow-Bennett. Kelow-Bennett introduced her dissertation in progress regarding bl…
Although students undoubtedly learn much within the walls of the classroom, there is also a lot of learning that comes in the form of meeting new people who might not share your own identities.
The future of Indigenous People's Day remains uncertain as students call for Administration and the Board of Trustees to remove Columbus Day from the academic calendar in favor of this proposed holiday.
In a highly controversial call, the Board of Trustees officially gave final approval for the site location of the new School of Engineering, Computing, and Construction Management (SECCM) building.
A new Safe Zone program has recently been implemented at Roger Williams University. Under the leadership and guidance of Gabby Porcaro, the coordinator of LGBTQ Programs, there are high hopes for the program.
For various reasons, race seems to be one of the most difficult topics for people to talk about. Plagued by the fear of sounding ignorant or uneducated or, worst of all, racist, many people do their best to avoid talking about race.
Racial diversity on a college campus is oftentimes something that prospective students not only expect, but also look for when choosing a university to attend. It’s true that meeting people different from you can teach you about different cultures, ways of thinking, and generally make you a …
Across the nation, many people have expressed contention in response to the term “Indigenous People’s Day” beginning to replace “Columbus Day.” Members of Roger Williams University organized a peaceful protest outside of the Library and packed into the Mary Tefft White Center to challenge th…
Nearly every student is required to take Core 101 through Core 105 as part of the university’s Interdisciplinary Core requirements; however, in upcoming academic years, students may see their options expand.