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Brown University has made a new commitment to provide at least one funded internship or research opportunity to any student who receives need-based financial aid, President Christina Paxson said Thursday. more
(Updated, 4 p.m.) Former Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons was Rhode Island’s highest paid college president in 2011 at just under $1.3 million, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which ranked her 21st in the nation for the year. more
Rhode Island School of Design has a long and rich history of commitment to the state’s progress and economic development. In 1877, a group of 34 forward-thinking women – members of the Rhode Island Women’s Centennial Commission – envisioned the importance of art and design as vital to the state’s manufacturing economy when they founded Rhode Island School of Design. Part of RISD’s original mission was “to teach artisans in drawing, painting, modeling and designing, that they may successfully apply the principles of art to the requirements of trade and manufacture.” more
A young man clutched his sketch book and introduced himself as Eric He, even though his resume announces him as Zhong-Xiou He. more
The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is accepting requests from area businesses and organizations to perform marketing research for the semester beginning January 2014. more
The Champlin Foundations has awarded the University of Rhode Island four grants totaling $651,774 to fund the purchase of in-classroom technology and research equipment. more
One of the economic issues Rhode Island policymakers would like to understand empirically is if the state’s personal income tax is driving high-wage earners out of state. more
Eight previously unemployed Rhode Islanders with information technology experience now have full-time jobs in the state as a result of a 14-week program that oiled some rusty skills and added up-to-date technology training requested by employers. more
Rosanne Somerson, provost at the Rhode Island School of Design, has been named interim president by RISD’s board of trustees, effective Jan. 1. more
Bryant University called on town councilors Thursday to reconsider their decision not to hire a consultant to hammer out actual costs for municipal emergency services provided to the university. more
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