Cup o’(Pro)Jo: April 25, 2011
Like No Udder, the delicious frozen-treat truck that sometimes makes an appearance on the campus, has won PETA’s number 5 spot for the top-five vegan-friendly food trucks in the U.S. “We give Like No Udder — and all our winners — five big honks for helping to make delicious and animal-friendly vegan food more convenient than ever,” said PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman. Since it was a record-breaking 78 degrees yesterday, we can only hope to see the brightly-colored truck sharing a permanent space with Mama Kim’s ASAP. Check (stalk) out their website for real-time locations. Need more incentive? They’re also hosting an all-you-can-eat May Day breakfast.
Rhode Island House Minority Leader Robert Watson, R-East Greenwich, was stopped at a police checkpoint in Connecticut Friday evening and is currently facing drug possession charges. He was charged with “possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence” and was released with the promise to appear in court. In an update, Watson has released a statement that “vehemently” denies all charges.
The University of Rhode Island has won a $11.5 million grant that will go towards the promotion of sustainable fishing in Senegal. The federal grant, funded for five years, will allow the Fisheries center to help the Senegalese government prevent overfishing. Though this is URI’s first venture into Senegalese sustainable fishing, they have worked on similar projects in sub-Saharan countries “for many years.”