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13 individuals test positive for COVID-19 on campus but negative through state lab

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2020

Of the 20 positive COVID-19 test results discovered last week with ties to the Marine and Natural Sciences (MNS) building, 13 individuals were retested through the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) state lab. University...

Indigenous in Rhode Island

Emily Dvareckas, Photo Editor

October 12, 2020

The second Monday of October is often thought of as a day off from school to celebrate Columbus Day, or for an increasing majority of people, Indigenous Peoples’ Day. For many people around the country, this day is a reminde...

Cluster of COVID-19 cases prompts temporary dining venue closures on campus

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2020

The Hawks’ Nest and School of Law Bistro will be closed for the next two weeks so dining staff can consolidate into central food venues on campus, as eight employees must quarantine after two positive COVID-19 cases were found...

RWU ranked No. 31 in university ranking list

Adam Zerman, Business Manager

October 8, 2020

U.S. News and World Report recently put out its 2021 college and university ranking list. On their lists, Roger Williams University ranked No. 31 among 176 universities in the northern region. However, that ranking comes in at a...

University considers flu shot requirement for students before they return for spring semester

Isabella Gentile, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2020

With increasing concerns about the upcoming flu season and potential outbreaks of both flu and COVID-19, Roger Williams University is considering a new course of action: requiring all students to have flu shots before they return...

Fact-checking the first presidential debate

Amanda Plasse, Herald Reporter

October 1, 2020

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden aired on the night of Sept. 29. Moderated by Fox News’s Chris Wallace, there were six topics up for discussion: The Supreme Court...

Family Days replace Homecoming and Family Weekend

Rachel Dvareckas, Managing Editor

September 27, 2020

With events only happening online and holidays being instruction days, campus life has changed drastically this semester. Students have been discouraged from returning home and guests are not allowed on campus. To try to allow ...

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...

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