May 28, 1997 |
Rod Baker, former UC Irvine basketball coach, is one of four finalists for an assistant coaching position at Rhode Island, a school official said Tuesday. A decision could come today, according to Rhode Island sports information director Mike Ballweg. Former UCLA Coach Jim Harrick was hired as Rhode Island coach in May. Baker said Tuesday he has not had "any substantive" talks with Harrick. Baker, 45, was fired from Irvine after six seasons during which his teams compiled a 52-116 record.
March 20, 1988 |
Tom Garrick Sr. will follow his son and his Rhode Island teammates as far as they go in the NCAA tournament without ever getting to see him, at least the way other spectators do. The elder Garrick has been blind for 43 years, losing his sight when he stepped on a mine in Germany during World War II. He has never seen his wife or their eight children. A native of South Carolina, he met his wife in Pennsylvania. She was a nurse who helped him during his recovery and rehabilitation.
March 22, 1998 |
Jim Harrick, the new King of Kingston, R.I., leaned back in a folding chair at the Kiel Center on Saturday and reveled in his glory. Reporters gathered, pencils poised, as Harrick held court. It had to feel almost as good as getting fired at UCLA felt bad. A writer wondered what it meant for his Rhode Island Rams to advance to the NCAA tournament round of eight on the same night UCLA got "clocked" by Kentucky in the South Regional. "Geez," Harrick said. "Don't sugarcoat it."
November 17, 1997 |
On the phone, the basketball coach from Rhode Island sounds upbeat about tonight's season opener. It will be the first game he has coached since March 14, 1996. "It's time to find out what Eastern basketball is like," Jim Harrick says. A year of exile is over. After eight seasons at UCLA and nine at Pepperdine, the new guy running Rhode Island's program is 59 years old and starting fresh. He is not much younger than Dean Smith, who recently retired.
April 4, 2013 |
Authorities are investigating a report that a gunman has been spotted at the University of Rhode Island, officials said Thursday in a message sent to the university community. No injuries have been reported and there are no reports of shots being fired. But as a precaution, classes at the school's Kingston campus have been canceled and students and others were urged to stay indoors until the investigation is completed. The alert was sent shortly after 12:30 p.m. EDT. “The university is still investigating reports of a man with a gun in or around Chafee Hall on the Kingston campus,” the school said . ”We have notified the campus community through our emergency alert system, the website, and email to 'secure yourself indoors (not Chafee)
November 16, 1991 |
An article in the fall issue of Free Inquiry, a secular humanist magazine, says that teaching young children to believe in Santa Claus is deceitful and may be blunting their imaginations. Judith Boss, who teaches in the University of Rhode Island philosophy department, writes: "In telling children Santa Claus is a real human, we are not engaging children's imaginations. We are simply lying to them."
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July 16, 2007 |
The University of Florida team Sunday was declared the winner of the 10th annual Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Student Competition, sponsored by the Navy and the unmanned vehicle industry. It was the third straight victory for the team; first place prize is $8,000. Second place ($4,000) went to the University of Rhode Island; third ($3,000) to Ecole de Technologie Superieure of Canada; fourth ($2,000) to Cornell; and fifth ($1,000) to the University of Central Florida.