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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
Five Rhode Island public schools will take part in a regional conference in Norwood, Mass., focused on strategies to improve teaching and learning. more
It’s NCAA tournament time – do you know what conference your favorite team plays in? For New England college basketball fans, the last two years of conference realignment have brought dizzying change, including the breakup of former regional stalwart the Big East. While local schools such as Providence College are pursuing their future in a new regional Catholic league, the organization that was the Big East remains headquartered in Providence, even as it rebrands itself as a national conference. more
Providence College planned to kick off a $140 million comprehensive campaign Saturday night that is more than two-thirds complete, aiming to raise some $41 million in time for the school’s 100th anniversary in 2017. more
Brown University will use a new $1.3 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to preserve faculty publications digitally. more
The University of Rhode Island recently honored professor of microbiology Paul Cohen with a place in the college’s Environment and Life Sciences Hall of Fame, along with a newly established scholarship in his name to support graduate students studying cell and molecular biology. The Paul Cohen Graduate Mentorship Fund will not only help support students with an interest in Cohen’s field, but will also underscore the importance of mentorship in the sciences – an area Cohen has been successfully nurturing throughout his long career at the university. more
The phrase “public school teacher” conjures myriad conflicting images and memories, depending on our personal experiences. more
Sarah Murphy, a substitute child care worker at the nonprofit Child & Family and a junior at Rhode Island College, is getting an increase in her minimum wage salary this year. more
Fla Lewis, the principal of Weybosset Research and Management in Providence, is donating about $22,000 a year for two years to one of five scholarship-granting organizations, and getting a 90 percent tax credit for the gift. more
The second annual SkillsUSA Rhode Island student bioscience competition on March 8 drew 36 students from Coventry High School, Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, Davies Career and Technical High School, and the Woonsocket Career and Technical Center. more
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