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The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded a $345,000 grant to Rhode Island Campus Compact to bring 23 new AmeriCorps Vista members into the state to help build campus-community partnerships supporting education and economic opportunity. more
PROVIDENCE – In a 29-5 vote, the Senate has approved a bill that would amend the method by which the state assessment program would be implemented in public schools, requiring that no state assessment be used to determine a student’s ability to graduate from high school prior to the Class of 2017. more
Kimberly S. Washor in June became the first director of the University of Rhode Island’s new Center for Career and Experiential Education. The center combines the missions of two formerly separate offices: Experiential Learning and Community Engagement, along with Career Services and Employer Relations. The change is more than superficial, says Washor, who discusses how it will enhance experiential learning as it informs students’ eventual job searches. more
An alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity is propelling the school to the center of a growing national debate over sexual assault, drinking and hazing. more
Princeton University, the fifth- richest college in the U.S., agreed to increase its voluntary and one-time contributions to the town of Princeton, N.J., to more than $24 million during the next seven years. more
Ten of Rhode Island’s 11 colleges track the percentage of students who get jobs soon after graduating, but most use that data as an informational tool, not a selling point. more
Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., private colleges and universities compensate their presidents well compared with their peers nationally, according to federal filings to the Internal Revenue Service. more
In March, Douglas Sherman, the senior vice president and provost at the New England Institute of Technology, saw his work to introduce an online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program bear fruit when the program was accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. more
The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration has been educating business students for nine decades, and is in the midst of celebrating that milestone. Thanks to a commitment to continuing evolution, it seems likely the school will be celebrating again in another 90 years. more
DARTMOUTH – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is establishing an endowed professorship in global health with a $1.25 million gift from retired Rear Admiral Julia Plotnick. more
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