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Four local business schools in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are among the top schools listed in the Princeton Review’s 2015 “Best 296 Business Schools” book and website. more
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the GAIA Vaccine Foundation to raise awareness about the prevention of cervical cancer in West Africa. more
The specter of 1937 is weighing on the minds of top Federal Reserve officials as they work on a road map for unwinding their unprecedented economic stimulus. more
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
At its Wednesday meeting the Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously approved College Unbound’s proposal to turn its nonprofit higher education program for underserved adults into a degree-granting program. 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
Johnson & Wales University has begun site preparation for construction of a three-story, $40 million academic building in the Jewelry District downtown. A ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday. 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
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