David Dooley http://ripr.org en URI to Arm Campus Police http://ripr.org/post/uri-arm-campus-police <p>University of Rhode Island officials have announced they plan to arm campus police, despite vocal critics, who say the change will not make campus safer.</p><p>The university announced the decision after a year of public meetings and discussions with faculty, students and staff. In a statement, URI President David Dooley called the change critical.</p><p>"In order to provide the safest environment possible and to ensure a timely response to any threat to the safety of our campuses, our police officers must be equipped properly to function as first responders,” Dooley said.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:15:38 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 32020 at http://ripr.org Rams Look to End Losing Streak http://ripr.org/post/rams-look-end-losing-streak <p></p><p>The University of Rhode Island kicks off football season Thursday night with an away-game against Fordham University. The game marks the start of the 115<sup>th</sup> season for the Rhode Island Rams, founded in 1895.</p><p></p><p>But the team has not been faring well recently. The Rams have not won a game since 2011 and start this season hoping to snap a 13-game losing streak.</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:54:16 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20821 at http://ripr.org Rams Look to End Losing Streak Rhode Island Lifts Ban on Armed Campus Police http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-lifts-ban-armed-campus-police <p>State colleges and universities in Rhode Island can now arm campus police after a vote Thursday night at the State Board of Education.&nbsp; Critics said more guns on campus will not make students safer, but supporters, including University of Rhode Island President David Dooley, said campus police should carry guns to do their jobs more effectively.</p><p>Dooley said he believes arming police is logical decision for URI.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:26:09 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & John Bender 15776 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Lifts Ban on Armed Campus Police Board of Ed Tackles Guns, Gist and Science http://ripr.org/post/board-ed-tackles-guns-gist-and-science <p>There’s a meaty agenda on tap this week at the State Board of Education. The group is scheduled to vote Thursday on a controversial proposal to allow police to carry guns on state college campuses. The board is also scheduled to vote on adopting new science standards and consider a contract extension for Education Commissioner Deborah Gist.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:29:20 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 15643 at http://ripr.org Executive Pay at Public Universities: How RI Measures Up http://ripr.org/post/executive-pay-public-universities-how-ri-measures <p><em>The Chronicle of Higher Education</em> finds University of Rhode Island President David Dooley is 134<sup>th</sup> in the country when it comes to his <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/Executive-Compensation-at/139093#id=21908_3294" target="_blank">compensation package</a>.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 13:02:28 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 15103 at http://ripr.org URI Report: Arm Campus Police http://ripr.org/post/uri-report-arm-campus-police <p>A <a href="http://www.uri.edu/news/alert/Chafee%20Incident%20Report%204.29.13.pdf" target="_blank">preliminary review</a> of the University of Rhode Island’s response to reports of a shooter on campus finds campus police were forced to wait five minutes before they could enter the building where the shooter was reportedly located. The officers, who are unarmed, had to wait for local police to arrive before they could enter the building.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 12:48:16 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 14672 at http://ripr.org Do Rhode Island State College Police Need Guns? http://ripr.org/post/do-rhode-island-state-college-police-need-guns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Wednesday on a bill that would allow Rhode Island State College Police to carry guns.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:15:17 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 14074 at http://ripr.org Do Rhode Island State College Police Need Guns? Dooley disassociates URI from tweets made by history professor http://ripr.org/post/dooley-disassociates-uri-tweets-made-history-professor <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 19px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">In a statement dated yesterday and released to the media today, University of Rhode Island president David Dooley has disassociated the university from<a data-mce-="" href="http:// Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:29:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 4725 at http://ripr.org Last days of the Board of Governors http://ripr.org/post/last-days-board-governors <p>The Board of Governors for Higher Education has just three full meetings left before it ceases to exist, at least in its current form.</p><p>The state is dissolving both the Board of Governors and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education. Instead, a single board will oversee the state’s public schools and colleges and universities starting on January 1<sup>st</sup>, 2013. (No word yet, by the way, on when Governor Lincoln Chafee will announce his appointees for the new board)</p><p>Items the Board of Governors may address in its final days include:</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:59:23 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 4733 at http://ripr.org