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Rhode Island is continuing its slow march toward an improved economy, but still struggling to find some economic momentum, according to economists in the Ocean State. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Scientists from the University of Rhode Island and the state office of The Nature Conservancy have developed a series of tools that identify sites in the state that are likely to contain the greatest biodiversity in the next century. more
Bryant University freshman Ashley Cardona, front, blue T-shirt, joins students and other members of the university community for a one-mile run on campus April 16, in support of those affected by the Boston Marathon attack. Cardona, an international business major, suggested the run to university officials as a unified show of support against violence and for the families affected by the tragedy. Bryant also observed one minute of silence in memory of those lost or injured in the April 15 bombing near the race’s finish line. more
Conor Szarek, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has a favorite nook on the fifth floor of the renovated Claire T. Carney Library, but the library is so popular these days, he can’t always get the spot he wants. more
It was a little easier to get into Harvard College this year. The school accepted 5.9 percent of applicants to its freshman class, a higher percentage than the 5.8 percent in 2013, Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard said in a statement yesterday. more
Disputes between host communities and universities over compensation for public services are nothing new, but protracted delays in Smithfield negotiating an agreement with Bryant University has led to frustration on both sides. more
Equipped with disposable cameras, elementary school students taking part in a summer program through Brown University explored the Olneyville neighborhood. Above, artist Lauren Smith is painting an electrical box in Olneyville Square as part of Providence’s Art Transformer Project. The student photos were on display last week at William D’Abate Elementary School in Providence. more
Students from St. Cecilia’s School in Pawtucket show their imagination and creativity on Sept. 28 on the Providence College campus. The school’s entrepreneurship society hosted the event, which encouraged students to create something out of cardboard that they could play with. The project was inspired by Caine’s Arcade, a short film about a 9-year-old boy’s cardboard arcade in his dad’s used-auto-parts store in California. more
Members of more than 40 schools and charities in the region that shared more than $40,000 in grants from the 2013 CVS Caremark Downtown 5K, held Sept. 22 in Providence, gather with representatives from CVS Caremark and Tufts Health Plan. Grants were presented Nov. 26 to the youth-focused nonprofit organizations and schools. More than $1.4 million has been raised for charity since CVS became the title sponsor in 2000. Tufts sponsored the race’s 3K High School Inspirational for the fifth time this year. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick says a $55 million academic building at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will receive state funding to support the campus’ growing enrollment. more
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