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What’s in a flag at URI? Hope and home

When Emma Montague longs for the green fields of England, she looks up, not to the spread-out sky, but to a ceiling in the Memorial Union at URI.

There, hanging 20 feet above her in the atrium, is the British flag, a reminder that she is home, even though she’s really thousands of miles away on a leafy college campus in Kingston.

“It’s great," said Montague, admiring her red and blue Union Jack. “I love it. The flag shows how committed the University is to international students."

The British flag and 98 others from different countries were unveiled yesterday in a spirited ceremony to celebrate...

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