Roger Life

We’ve all been working hard to uphold pandemic protocols, so we can protect our low positivity rate and remain on campus throughout the semester.   

This new series highlights what RWU students have decided to do with that opportunity: To be here, at this moment in history, together. You have engaged, while your peers at other schools may have had to retreat. You’re lifting one another up, making things happen, developing your leadership skills, maintaining community.

That’s Roger Life.


  • Misha Dubuc with his award winning poster

    Roger Life: From Analytics winner to Boston Data Engineer

    By Anna Cohen

    Misha Dubuc ’21, Computer Science and Mathematics Major who was born in Zushi, Japan, and grew up in Bristol, R.I., has accepted a position as an Associate Data Engineer at OM1 Outcomes and Advanced Analytics in Boston, Mass. He will be maintaining and analyzing clinical data for medical academies.

  • Engineering design team with model playground

    Roger Life: Senior Design Team Wins Diversity and Inclusion Contest

    By Anna Cohen

    Engineering majors Michaela Curcio, Celeste Hartley, Josh Machado, Corey Mendonca, Kristen Norray, and Christopher Usaty won the Haley & Aldrich essay contest on diversity and inclusion for their essay on their Senior Design Project, “Redesigning the Built World: An Adaptive and Inclusive Playground for All Users.” The team’s playground design included wheelchair-accessible slides, interactive musical panels, adaptive monkey bars, and other innovations.

  • image of Jillian Houle

    Roger Life: Double Major Well Equipped for Law School

    By Anna Cohen

    So far this spring, Jillian Houle ’21, has received a full-tuition scholarship to Pace University, acceptance to Lewis and Clark University, and is waiting to hear back from five schools. She says her two majors are “the best pairing possible” to prepare for law school.

  • Sydney and Rees wearing CEN sweatshirts

    Roger Life: Making Multiple Plans for One Goal - Spring Week

    By Anna Cohen

    Sophomore Sydney Holmes and Senior Rees Harold, Campus Entertainment Network Traditions Chairs, have been working hard to plan RWU's annual Spring Week this week: “It’s been a huge learning experience. Every event has a Plan A, B, C, and D. It takes a lot of meetings, a lot of talking, and a lot of planning,” Harold said. “I really wanted to finish in person, graduate, and see all the events I wanted to do last spring come to fruition.”

  • Maggie and Olivia

    Roger Life: Feminists Forging Ways to Connect, Inspire, Empower

    By Anna Cohen

    "I’ve learned the importance of still being able to connect with friends, peers, and club members. I’m grateful that we can meet in-person at Roger and have access to rooms that are COVID-friendly. It brings some normalcy back to college life. We can spread our mission statement across campus and educate others on intersectional feminism, and still put on events," Feminists United President Maggie McKinnon said.

  • Audrey Corcoran using measuring tape

    Roger Life: Audrey Corcoran is Building a Strong Foundation for Women in Construction

    By Anna Cohen

    “Gathering as Women in Construction brings a strong force together. It gives women extra confidence to remember that we know what are doing and that we belong here. The stereotypical mentality in the field is that women don’t belong in construction, but here, we have a support system," says Sophomore Audrey Corcoran, president of RWU's Women In Construction club. "It helps to know that you have a supportive force behind you.”

  • image of Alexandra Welch holding a volleyball at Volleyball Practice

    Roger Life: Alexandra Welch Steps Up for Athletics

    By Anna Cohen

    Junior Alexandra Welch joined RWU's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during her freshman year. Welch progressed to become president of the Commonwealth Coast Conference SAAC, and, this