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What’s up at RIC?

Alexis Rapoza

News Editor

PROVIDENCE, R.I., -- The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted the lives of college students throughout the country. At Rhode Island College, enrollment has declined and students have been confined to their homes participating in Zoom classes and online club meetings.

For those who often commute or for students who rely on the community formed with their peers on campus, these past two semesters have offered limited options to interact with fellow students. The Anchor has compiled a list of everything going on at the RIC campus and online with members of the RIC community to help foster involvement will students throughout the community.

Here’s what’s up at RIC for the week of November 15th.

Wellness Resources Display

Adams Library

A rotation of Wellness Resources will be on display in the James P. Adams Library lobby in the upcoming weeks with helpful information for RIC students on coping with stress stemming from academics, pandemic, personal lives and post-election responses.

The schedule is as follows:

11/16-11/23 - Emotional & Physical Wellness

11/23-11/30 - Spiritual & Intellectual Wellness

11/30-12/7 - Social & Environmental

12/7-12/11 - Mutual Aid Resources.

This effort is presented by the Rhode Island College Office of Student Life, James P. Library and various campus partners.

RIC Mobile Blood Drive & Be The Match Event

11/16/2020 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

The RI College Mobile Blood Drive and Be The Match Event will be held on Monday, November 16 from 10am – 5pm in a Bloodmobile parked in the Student Union Loop (Parking Lot K). Appointments are encouraged and can be made by visiting

Walk-ins may be accommodated if safe spacing permits at the time of arrival. Do not forget to bring your driver’s license or another form of ID when you donate. For more information contact Kristen Salemi at

Food Drive


There will be a Food Drive to benefit Learning for Life’s ‘Food for Thought’ pantry from November 9-20 in the Student Union lobby. Please consider dropping off any non-perishable items (such a single-serve mac ‘n cheese, ramen noodles, canned soup and individually wrapped snacks) in the labeled bin during normal business hours. This event is sponsored by RIC’s Student Leadership & Community Service. Any questions? Contact Stephen Masi at

Saturday Night Live Virtual Comedy Night

11/16/2020 7:00 P.M.

The Rhode Island College Office of Student Activities is excited to announce a virtual show with SNL cast members, Melissa Villaseñor, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, and Punkie Johnson, on Monday, November 16th at 7PM. This event is FREE and is open only to current RIC students, faculty, and staff. Pre-Registration is required at More details about access to the show will be sent to registrants closer to the event.

Hungry to Learn Film & Discussion

11/20/2020 5:00 P.M.

RI College L4L will be showing the film Hungry to Learn, followed by a virtual Zoom discussion, on Friday, November 20 at 5:00pm. The film is about food insecurity on campuses. Sign up at (Meeting ID: 836 0178 0503 with Passcode: Hunger_20). For more information, contact L4L Graduate Assistant, Faith Boucher, at



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