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University of Rhode Island Police in riot gear respond to crowd near Keene State College-10/18/14 “Thousands of students and visitors pour in from out of town for the event, and witnesses said most of the disruption was caused by college students from surrounding schools, including the University of New Hampshire, the University of Rhode Island, and University of Massachusetts.”
University of Rhode Island Drinking collaborative establishes guidelines-7/8/11 Representatives from 32 colleges and universities meet in the newly formed Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, including Duke University ---- More information on the Learning Collaborative at  http://www.nchip.org/
University of Rhode Island URI’s safe ride-3/1/11 Brown student reviewing merits of Univ. of RI’s Providence shuttle and community’s concern that it severs as transportation to bars.
University of Rhode Island Appeals Court Rejects Rhode Island Students’ Plea for Loud Parties-1/5/11 Court approved “a local ordinance allowing the police in Narragansett, R.I., to plaster bright-orange stickers on rental houses with raucous residents—typically, University of Rhode Island students”
University of Rhode Island Proximity rules to remain in Student Handbook-4/22/10 “According to the "proximity to alcohol" policy, any student under the age of 21 who possesses or consumes alcohol, or has evidence of alcohol consumption in their room, will pay a minimum recommended fine of $50 as well as complete a self-assessment survey.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of Rhode Island Students

Francis J. Marx V,  May 20, 2004, Involving University of Rhode Island students How and why? Francis was in Newport to attend a Wheaton College-sponsored formal dance with his girlfriend. After the dance, Marx and his friends headed downtown to go to a club when they got into a fight with some URI students in town for a pub crawl. Marx either fell or was pushed into Thames Street and run over by a charter bus carrying URI students back to campus.  Francis' blood-alcohol content was .249. He would have consumed 17 to 18 drinks to reach that level.  
Erica Rose, 19, November 20, 2009, University of Rhode Island How and why? Erica was a passenger in a car when it swerved into the median and hit the guardrail. The car skidded across two northbound traffic lanes and stopped in the breakdown lane at around 1:30 a.m.  Erica did not survive the crash.   The URI student drive was arrested for driving under the influence.
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