The Hawks' Herald

Four-time mask violation marks first housing suspension this year

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2020

Though cooperation levels for new safety protocols appear to be high, issues with non-compliance have been present on campus. According to Vice President for Student Life John King, a first-year student was recently banned from u...

University announces new yearlong series

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2020

Last week, the university announced a new yearlong series that will delve into often untold stories about the history of the town of Bristol and surrounding areas. “Hidden Truths: Stories of Race and Place” will consist of...

COVID-19 Q&A with President Miaoulis

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

Roger Williams University has dedicated time, effort and resources to implement measures and policies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Editor-in-Chief Isabella Gentile asked President Ioannis Miaoulis various...

The psychology department gets brainy

Rachel Dvareckas, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

The university's psychology department took the phrase ‘pick someone’s brain’ to a whole new level. This past summer, Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Victoria Heimer-McGinn received RWU’s new plasticized brain. The b...

Students advocate for change on campus

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

Undergraduate students and alumni are demanding change in how the university handles and addresses issues of ignorance and injustice on campus. A petition entitled “RWU: Black Lives Matter,” addressed to RWU Administrat...

New satellite respiratory clinic opens on campus

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a new satellite respiratory clinic opened on campus on Sept. 9. Located outside the Center for Student Development, the clinic will serve students with respiratory illnesses and other...

New restrictions limit students but most understand the necessity

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2020

As universities across the country have moved to remote learning with case spikes of COVID-19, Roger Williams University is taking strict precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. Between temperature scanning at certain...

Student Senate and Division of Student Life to fund disc golf course

Isabella Gentile and Megan Julian

September 3, 2020

RWU students can expect a new outdoor activity course in the near future, after the Student Senate passed a bill Monday night to fund money toward a disc golf course. The group said it will allocate up to 50% of the cost for a n...

RWU does not have set COVID-19 case metric to trigger shutdown

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2020

One of the biggest questions facing universities across the country right now involves COVID-19 test results. What would a school’s positivity rate need to look like to trigger a campus shutdown and all classes being moved o...

Gathering of around 100 students reported on campus but no students identified

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2020

Just three days after phased first-year student move-in began, a gathering of approximately 100 students occurred on the Bristol campus, according to an incident report from the university’s Public Safety Department. According...

Coronavirus impacts entire upcoming academic calendar

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

July 30, 2020

Colleges and universities across the nation have been working to decide how the 2020-2021 academic calendar will look while dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. An earlier fall start date, later spring start date and the eli...

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