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The assistant vice principal of enrollment services at Rhode Island School of Design, Anthony Gallonio has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. After his daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, he and his wife, Michelle La Riviere, founded the National GRACE Foundation, an organization that helps young cancer survivors and their families navigate the college application process. As executive director, Gallonio hosts college admission and financial aid nights across the country to educate families on the realities of college enrollment. more
Rhode Island is among the top 20 states to live in, according to 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion company. more
Danielle Goudreau, a University of Rhode Island graduate student in engineering, won first place from the American Society of Civil Engineers for her research paper on the New Bedford hurricane barrier and how it will not protect the Massachusetts coast from rising sea levels and hurricane surges. more
Rhode Island is on the wrong end of the list of the best and worst states for student debt. more
Through a three-year, $144,500 Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will augment its New Bedford High School apprenticeship program. more
Suffolk University’s board of trustees has fired Margaret McKenna, president of the university for a year. more
Researchers, including John Sedivy, the Hermon C. Bumpus Professor of Biology and a professor of medical science at Brown University, have found that movement within the genome of potentially harmful DNA snippets may cause or contribute to age-related health problems. more
Neal Fine, CEO of Aquanis LLC in North Kingstown, talks about the company that he founded last year and how he became involved in the wind energy research business, focusing on making wind turbines “smarter.” more
Rhode Island must meet demands for workers by supporting postsecondary education, as social sciences, health care support, and science, technology, engineering and math jobs are the fastest-growing jobs in the state, according to a report from the New England Board of Higher Education: Higher Education’s Impact on the New England Economy: Investing in People. more
Providence College will celebrate its 100th anniversary with events starting Aug. 29 and continuing until the end of the 2016 fall semester. more
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