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Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to R.I. Board of Education Chair Eva Marie Mancuso on May 24. more
Anne De Stefano recently earned the Alumna of the Year award from the Rhode Island College Alumni Association. De Stefano, who is a 1966 graduate of the college, earned a bachelor’s degree in history and taught in the Cranston Public School system from 1966 to 1980. In 1973, she co-founded the Conference and Meeting Assistance Corp., a transportation-consulting company, with her husband, Robert De Stefano. She served as its president from 1980 to 1995. She has served as a member and chair of the Providence Convention Bureau, and is currently a member of the St. Elizabeth Community and Rhode Island College Foundation board. more
Bryant University’s supply-chain management program was among a handful of MBA programs commended in The Wall Street Journal’s “Hot New MBA” report. more
Rhode Island College has joined the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, an international organization that emphasizes community engagement, the college announced Wednesday. more
Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy has added four faculty fellows and one adjunct fellow — with backgrounds ranging from archaeology to journalism to art — to its faculty. more
The rate that undergraduates from poor families pay for student loans will double on July 1. U.S. senators have departed for a one-week break without an agreement on what do to about the automatic increase. more
The U.S. Naval War College will hold a change of command ceremony on Tuesday, July 2 to welcome the college’s 54th president Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr. more
Hedge funds are a polarizing topic across the country, but the Rhode Island state pension system’s investment in them at a time of major benefit cuts has drawn a backlash. University of Rhode Island finance professor Gordon H. Dash has researched hedge funds, hedge-fund forecasting and the use of neuroscience to inform hedge-fund investing. He teaches students the principals behind hedge funds and this year is organizing URI’s first student-run hedge fund. more
Dr. Jack Elias, a specialist in pulmonary medicine who currently serves as chair of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, was named the new dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University, including the Warren Alpert Medical School. more
Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island and Brown University have been recognized for their master’s degree programs on MastersDegreeOnline.org’s annual list of best colleges for master’s programs. more
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