The union representing University of Rhode Island professors has endorsed Providence Mayor Angel Taveras for governor.
The political action committee representing professors represented by the American Association of University Professors at URI voted unanimously to endorse the campaign of Taveras, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor.
``Angel Taveras is the best candidate for working Rhode Islanders,’’ said Michael Rice, a URI professor and pac member. ``Angel understands the issues of the AAUP, including the need to potect academic freedom and expand access to higher education for all Rhode Islanders. We are proud to support him in his race for governor.’’
The URI chapter of the AAUP represents about 700 full-time faculty and lecturers at the university.