Published work: The Good 5 Cent Cigar

At URI's student newspaper, The Good 5 Cent Cigar, I held several positions from Staff Reporter to Editor in Chief. In each of these roles I further developed my reporting skills, investigative reporting abilities, ethical competence and sense for newsworthiness. I am extremely well-versed in AP style, and in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. 

University adopts new parking policies, fines | The Good 5 Cent Cigar

Students at the University of Rhode Island will now face an $85 fine for their first offense for parking in the wrong lot. This is only one of a series of changes made to URI’s parking and infrastructure this fall. URI Parking Services has done away with their old three strike system, which originally allowed three “warning tickets” issued before any further fines or towing. Now, the $85 fine will be for a first offense, with subsequent fines if the ticket is not paid within 14 days.

Campus construction, workers crush trees | The Good 5 Cent Cigar

Builders working on the Butterfield Dining Hall project have violated dripline regulations set by the University of Rhode Island Facilities Department, according to Assistant Director of Facilities Sheleen Clarke. The builders are suffocating tree roots by parking their trucks and trailers within the dripline, which can lead to “dropped limbs, and interrupts the root feeding the tree,” said Scott Ahern, the University Arborist.

University works to address Nursing Education Center concerns, move to Providence | The Good 5 Cent Cigar

Starting in fall of 2017, students in the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing will be required to travel to Providence at least once a week for classes at the brand new Rhode Island Nursing Education Center. The $25 million, 133,000 square foot building occupies a renovated power station downtown through a partnership with Rhode Island College and Brown University. While the building will offer state of the art facilities, many students are concerned about the mandatory commute.

Sorority charter revoked after alcohol use, possible endangerment of new members | The Good 5 Cent Cigar

The University of Rhode Island and the Alpha Phi International Women’s Fraternity mutually agreed to rescind the charter for the URI Iota Delta chapter of Alpha Phi until spring semester of 2021, according to a statement released by the university. “Our office received a credible report indicating that an incident occurred on campus that may have endangered the health and safety of the new members,” Assistant Dean of Students Dan Graney said in a statement from URI Communications on Oct. 21.

40 years of friendship: Eight alumnae return to URI | The Good 5 Cent Cigar

In 1975, in-state tuition at the University of Rhode Island was less than $1,000. The drinking age was 18, and the University boasted three on-campus bars, one dining hall, only a few residence halls and Chafee was the newest building on campus. It was the year that Warwick native Kathleen Briggs moved into a suite in Dorr Hall, where she lived with six other women who would become much more than just roommates and college pals.
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