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Providence is bringing an end to indefinite property-tax breaks for large development projects. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth response to the Boston Marathon bombing could serve as a model to other schools, though there is still room for improvement, according to a report released Thursday. more
Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley has proposed hiring, at the university’s expense, an independent, nationally respected and “mutually agreeable” consultant to determine Smithfield’s costs to provide emergency services to the school. more
The vice president for quality at the Rhode Island Blood Center talks to PBN about the nonprofit’s new lab, its upgraded equipment and its MedTech scholarship program. more
The University of Rhode Island has placed at No. 37 on the Affordable Colleges Online ranking of the top 50 colleges in the United States in terms of highest return on investment. more
The Princeton Review has named Brown University to its 2014 list of the 150 Best Value Colleges in the United States. more
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor a $1.65 million grant to study a new treatment for alcoholism. more
The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a $559,296 grant to the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to coordinate and support the foundation’s Oceans & Fisheries Initiative. 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
The usual scrutiny aimed at alterations to historic campus buildings gets turned up a notch when they’re part of a premier art college with the word design in its name. more
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