Updated February 26 at 6:25am
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Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan Hughes promised attendees of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner that her keynote speech would last for 10 minutes. And she kept her word. more
(Updated 6:40 p.m.) Rhode Island legislative leaders on Wednesday revealed an early divide over a proposal that would provide two years of free tuition to college students who maintain at least a 2.0 GPA at the state’s public institutions. more
Shakhnoza Kayumova, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a researcher at its Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education, has been awarded a $778,770 National Science Foundation grant to address the need for English language learners to study science. more
Abigail Rider has been appointed vice president of administration and finance at the University of Rhode Island, effective in early March, according to a statement by the school on Thursday. more
(Updated 7 p.m.) Donald J. Farish, Roger Williams University president, has responded to the presidential executive order on immigration, saying he is affirming the university’s “commitment to international and Muslim students, faculty and staff – as well as to their families.” more
Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University since 2012, has been reappointed to a second, five-year term by the Corporation of Brown University, extending her tenure to 2022, according to a statement from the school on Thursday. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday said he’ll continue efforts to shore up the city’s finances, while promising to improve local infrastructure, education and city services. more
Jennifer McCann, director of U.S. coastal programs for the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center, has been awarded the 2017 Peter Benchley Ocean Award in the Excellence in Solutions category for her R.I. Ocean Special Area Management Plan. more
Two University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professors who were detained Sunday at Logan Airport after returning from an overseas trip, after President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning entrance to the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries, released a statement on Tuesday saying they were relieved to be back home and back at work. more
Rhode Island ranked third in the nation for most improved broadband affordability from 2015 to 2016, behind only South Dakota and Nevada, according to the second annual “State of the States” report on the state of broadband connectivity in America’s schools. more
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