hasbro http://ripr.org en Hasbro Adds New Word To Official Scrabble Dictionary http://ripr.org/post/hasbro-adds-new-word-official-scrabble-dictionary <p>Scrabble fans have voted and there is a new word to play for points. Starting Sunday “geocache” will count as a word and be included in the official Merriam Webster Scrabble Dictionary. Geocache, spelled G-E-O-C-A-C-H-E, is a verb meaning to find items in a treasure hunt using a GPS. Hasbro spokesperson Shawn Rowan said 'geocache' beat out 15 other nominated words.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:45:37 +0000 Catherine Welch 31902 at http://ripr.org Hasbro Adds New Word To Official Scrabble Dictionary URI: University in RI or University of RI? http://ripr.org/post/uri-university-ri-or-university-ri <p>Even President Obama is talking about rising college tuitions as students return to campus. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay&nbsp; talks about what this all means for our flagship public university, the University of Rhode Island.</p><p>The days are getting shorter, the breezes off our cobalt coastline are cooler. The rhythms of fall return. In our cozy corner of New England, a timeless harbinger of the season is students thronging college campuses.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:04:30 +0000 Scott MacKay 20553 at http://ripr.org Thursday, February 7, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/thursday-february-7-2013 <p>Winter Storm Nemo is heading our way.&nbsp; Making sure veterans have what they need as they return to civilian life.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20podcast%20for%20February%207%202013">news@ripr.org</a><br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:32:01 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9948 at http://ripr.org Thursday, February 7, 2013 Monopoly: the cat wins by more than a whisker http://ripr.org/post/monopoly-cat-wins-more-whisker <p></p><p>Monopoly has a new token. Fans of the board game say it’s a purr-fect addition to the classic game. (Sorry).</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:25:10 +0000 Bradley Campbell 9906 at http://ripr.org Monopoly: the cat wins by more than a whisker Hasbro to cut 10% of workforce, consolidate facilities http://ripr.org/post/hasbro-cut-10-workforce-consolidate-facilities <p>Pawtucket-based toy maker Hasbro says it will lay off about 10 percent of its workforce and consolidate some facilities to offset lower than expected revenue growth.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:40:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9231 at http://ripr.org Hasbro to cut 10% of workforce, consolidate facilities