University of New Hampshire en Chafee nominates Erickson, Perry to RI Board of Elections <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee has appointed a veteran Republican and a veteran Democrat to the R.I. State Board of Elections.</p><p>The Republican is Stephen Erickson, a retired state District Court judge and former state representative. Erickson was an associate justice of the R.I. District Court from 1990 until 2010 and was supervising judge in Kent County from 1997 to 2001. He currently is an adjunct professor of law at the Roger Williams University School of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island &nbsp;and Boston University Law School.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:21:32 +0000 Scott MacKay 34366 at Rams Look to 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 Rams Look to End Losing Streak RI Can Do Younger Citizens a Favor by Investing More in URI <p>The days are getting shorter, our cobalt coastline is 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><p>Behind the teary parental goodbye hugs and lugging the laptops to the dorm looms an uneasiness in the realm of higher education these days. Students loaded down with mountains of debt graduate into an uncertain economy. ``Do you want fries with that diploma’’ is the gallows humor of our age.</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 05:30:00 +0000 Scott MacKay 20558 at RI Can Do Younger Citizens a Favor by Investing More in URI