W. Alton Jones Book
At times, our history’s been stranger than fiction.
Now you can read all about the storied history of the Alton Jones campus, in a new book called Rhode Island’s Natural Laboratory: A History of URI’s W. Alton Jones Campus, by Todd McLeish.
To purchase a copy of the book, contact the W. Alton Jones campus at 401-874-8100 or via email.
A History of URI’s W. Alton Jones Campus
“This book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the University of Rhode Island’s W. Alton Jones Campus. A refuge, a gathering place, a natural laboratory, the campus has a storied past that includes visits by President Eisenhower, the King of Nepal, and the country’s rich and powerful. It has been a safe house for a mob informant, a setting for a Hollywood movie, and the site of a life-changing helicopter crash. But just as important are the hundreds of private, less sensational stories- of children experiencing the great outdoors at camp, and of the focus and reflection this serene setting evokes for those attending meetings and retreats. The W. Alton Jones Campus is, indeed, a site like no other.” -Todd McLeish