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Despite the often overwhelming negativity in the public discourse about Rhode Island’s economy and its prospects – 56 percent of respondents to a recent PBN.com poll on this topic said the state deserves all the raspberries it receives – there are many good stories hereabouts, not the least of them being the Bryant University international-business senior practicum. more
The more difficult the change, the more determined the resistance. Just ask R.I. Commissioner of Education Deborah A. Gist. more
The Rhode Island ACE Mentor Program, which encourages students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering or construction, recently awarded scholarships to five Rhode Island high school students. more
The philanthropic arm of the Rotary Club of Providence has distributed a total of $49,682 in grants to 22 local nonprofits. The grants varied in size from $1,000 to $4,800. more
Dr. Jack Elias, a specialist in pulmonary medicine who currently serves as chair of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, was named the new dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University, including the Warren Alpert Medical School. more
Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island and Brown University have been recognized for their master’s degree programs on MastersDegreeOnline.org’s annual list of best colleges for master’s programs. more
(Updated, 11:30 a.m.) After the General Assembly passed a bill last week that would require Bryant University to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to Smithfield in compensation for using the town’s fire, police and rescue services, Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley urged a gubernatorial veto and threatened to sue in its absence at a press conference on Sunday. more
The University of Rhode Island raised a record number of scholarship funds and gathered thousands of pounds of charitable clothing and food donations at its 10th annual Rhody the Ram Yard Sale. more
Scientists and students from the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University are documenting seaweed species statewide to track changes in biodiversity, an interest spurred by the rising numbers of invasive seaweed species found on the Rhode Island coast every year. more
It’s a parent’s nightmare: shelling out big money for college, then seeing the graduate unable to land a job that requires high-level skills. This situation may be growing more common, unfortunately, because the demand for cognitive skills associated with higher education, after rising sharply until 2000, has since been in decline. more
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