Updated October 8 at 5:08pm
Higher Education
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While no Rhode Island institutions of higher learning made it on to Business Insider’s 104 smartest public colleges in America list, the Ocean State was better represented on the website’s 600 smartest colleges list. more
Colleges and universities across Rhode Island are placing a heavier emphasis on community service for their students,, which they say helps turn out more job market-ready graduates. more
The Burrillville Land Trust will celebrate the acquisition of 75 acres with a hike to the property on Nov. 7. The public is invited. more
There was a 10 percent increase in the number of residential foreclosure deeds filed in Rhode Island in 2014 compared with 2013, according to a report from HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, which studied residential foreclosures in each of the state’s 39 cities and towns. more
Mountains of student debt, flattening wages, and a tough job market have made many people question whether ever-pricey college degrees still lead to good jobs. The answer is yes: Job opportunities for college-educated workers have never been greater, according to a new report. more
As you may have heard, the job market has been tough for the last decade and a half. Median wages have flatlined. One way to shelter from the economic storm -- at least, for those with the talent -- has been to get an advanced degree. more
The impact of major snowstorms in Rhode Island in February distorted but did not completely disrupt economic momentum here, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. more
The SouthCoast Development Partnership has been relaunched to address emerging economic opportunities and challenges facing the SouthCoast region. more
Serve Rhode Island and the Pawtucket School District have won a $219,680 federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for service and volunteering that administers AmeriCorps, to boost graduation rates and help Pawtucket students connect with opportunities after graduation. more
NEWPORT - Jane C. Ebbs, a native of Newport who died in December, has left $1 million in bequests collectively to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport and the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown. more
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