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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
Rhode Island School of Design’s interim provost, Pradeep Sharma, has been promoted to provost. more
Richard M. Locke, director of Brown University’s Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies, has been named the university’s 13th provost, effective July 1. more
The IYRS School of Technology & Trades is embarking on a new branding campaign, “Extreme Assembly Required.” more
Rhode Island has received $437,000 through the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program, funds that will help increase access to fruits and vegetables to those struggling to buy food. more
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