New University of Rhode Island Magazine Arrives This Week

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A newly named and redesigned magazine will arrive on campus and in homes this week. After 25 years, URI’s alumni magazine, QuadAngles, has evolved into the University of Rhode Island Magazine. In addition to a new name, the magazine has been redesigned with a fresh look and feel, and a new approach to editorial content.

The University of Rhode Island magazine maintains a commitment to fostering connections with and among URI alumni. Its goal is to share engaging content from the URI community. The new editorial approach includes more features and photos, and incorporates many voices from the URI community, including students, faculty, and alumni.

The redesign is intended to give the magazine a more contemporary look and feel. The magazine will be printed three times each year, with spring, summer, and fall issues.

The redesigned look and editorial approach were guided by feedback obtained through readership surveys conducted in 2017, which indicated that readers want more feature stories, photographs, and University-focused stories, and want to hear directly from URI alumni, faculty, and students. Surveys also indicated a strong preference for a new name, with the University of Rhode Island Magazine emerging as a clear favorite.

The first issue of the new magazine features a story on how hip-hop has come of age and how it is staying true to its roots, even as it gains recognition from academia and the cultural elite. The story is told through URI students, faculty, and alumni, including Duval “Masta Ace” Clear ’88, who is pictured on the magazine cover and profiled in a companion piece.

A new website,, complements the new magazine. The website encourages readers to share comments on the posts.

The University of Rhode Island Magazine is published by the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association and produced by University of Rhode Island External Relations and Communications. It is distributed to approximately 125,000 alumni and friends of the University of Rhode Island.

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