Johnson & Wales University officials dedicate Rhode Island’s first cooperative-style housing for students on Sept. 3 in Cranston. Thirty-five student residents helped celebrate the opening of Centennial House. Located at 135 Norwood St., Centennial House is focused on self-governance and requires residents to engage in community-service projects throughout the academic year. From left: Cranston Mayor Alan Fung; JWU Chancellor John Bowen; Centennial House Student President Kevin Walton; JWU Providence Campus President Mim Runey and Marie Bernardo-Sousa, senior vice president of student services.
In the dry language of the health care bureaucracy, core clients of the innovative Living Rite program are called “dual eligibles.” They are the neediest patients, battling chronic diseases or disabilities, supported by both Medicare and Medicaid.
The Living Rite program’s goal is to provide comprehensive and preventive health care to its long-term care clients. This can include people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or with chronic illnesses. These people are among the most costly to the health care system.
By Alli-Michelle Conti
David A. Logan has been in charge of Roger Williams University School of Law for a decade, half of the school’s existence and an unusually long run for a law school dean. This past summer, Logan announced that the upcoming academic year will be his last as dean as he’ll focus exclusively on teaching law at Roger Williams next fall. more
Within the overarching goal of creating a better world, students from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design have organized the sixth annual conference, A Better World By Design, focused on the theme “Pause and Effect.”
The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is moving from the location it has had since 2006 at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, according to center State Director Adriana Dawson.
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