Gunman reported on URI campus


UPDATE: WPRI reported that police found a Nerf gun in Chafee Hall, and that “investigators believe there was never a gun or an active shooter.” Nevertheless, they are continuing to search the building.

Police and the University of Rhode Island are investigating reports of an alleged gunman on campus. According to the Associated Press, the gunman was spotted near Chafee Hall at URI. Classes have been cancelled in the South Kingston campus and URI students are urged to stay indoors. Keep them in your thoughts, and stay safe.

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Furby spends a night abroad at URI

Furby is obviously a campus celeb, so it wasn’t surprising that he was invited to ride in style to last night’s Avicii concert at the University of Rhode Island. Although Furby is a big fan of Brown’s Spring Week, the little guy needed a change of scenery (read: Kingston, RI) in order to appreciate Spring Week all the more.

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A Thousand Words: Governor’s Cup

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Football to host another night game in 2011

The Bears’ schedule was released today and, after the success of last fall’s triumph over Harvard under the lights, Bruno will host its second ever night game in 2011. While the opponent will sadly not be the pompous Crimson from the north–or any other Ivy League foe, for that matter–the stakes will still be high. The visitors will be the Rams of URI, and the winner gets to host some silverware–the Governor’s Cup–and prove who really is the best team in the smallest state in the union. Kickoff is set for 6:00 PM on October 1st, so clear your calendars now and prepare to get rowdy.

Last fall against Harvard, the evening setting provided one of the more memorable moments for both the team and fans–all 17,350 that nearly filled Brown Stadium to capacity. So get stoked, Brunonians. Fall semester may be months away, but it’s never too early to start putting on the facepaint.

URI flash mob: Go big or go home

Brown’s dance groups caused a splash with their Spring Weekend flash mob. But they may have already been outdone: a URI flash mob led to the early closure of a campus library Sunday night after 400 students descended in coordinated choreography. According to ProJo reports, students were playing loud music, chanting and standing on tables. That so would not fly in the Absolute Quiet Room.

Spotted: RI’s Prodigal Son

Hometown hero(?) Pauly D made a surprise trip to URI this Wednesday night to visit an old girlfriend (one of the rarest roses?). A mob of eager students formed around his white Mercedes (detailed with his name on the back) and waited for the reality tv show star to emerge.  As you can see from the video, the mob of about 400 students descended on the vehicle, presumably hoping to cop a feel of the gelled up fist pumper. Although he may have decided not to visit Brown on his trip back home, his teachings of GTL are with us always.

In case you missed it: Last semester, BlogDH sent an investigative team into the place where Pauly D gets his hair cut.