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Disputes between host communities and universities over compensation for public services are nothing new, but protracted delays in Smithfield negotiating an agreement with Bryant University has led to frustration on both sides. more
It was a little easier to get into Harvard College this year. The school accepted 5.9 percent of applicants to its freshman class, a higher percentage than the 5.8 percent in 2013, Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard said in a statement yesterday. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda announced in a video message to the RISD community last week that he will resign at the end of the fall semester to accept a position at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. more
NEW YORK – Fitch Ratings last week announced it assigned an “AA” rating to two bonds to be issued by the University of Massachusetts Building Authority on behalf of the University of Massachusetts. more
Providence College planned to kick off a $140 million comprehensive campaign Saturday night that is more than two-thirds complete, aiming to raise some $41 million in time for the school’s 100th anniversary in 2017. more
SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has published “Bryant College Goes to War,” a new book intended to recognize the school’s 150th anniversary. more
The University of Rhode Island recently honored professor of microbiology Paul Cohen with a place in the college’s Environment and Life Sciences Hall of Fame, along with a newly established scholarship in his name to support graduate students studying cell and molecular biology. The Paul Cohen Graduate Mentorship Fund will not only help support students with an interest in Cohen’s field, but will also underscore the importance of mentorship in the sciences – an area Cohen has been successfully nurturing throughout his long career at the university. more
Mark Stewart has been appointed the new state director of the R.I. Small Business Development Center, Stewart told Providence Business News Monday. Stewart, who was previously director of the Small Business Center at Halifax Community College in Weldon, N.C., began his job in Rhode Island in June. more
Winners in the annual SharkFest competition held Feb. 11 at Johnson & Wales University get their rewards. The contest lets young entrepreneurs compete for prize money and mentoring from business leaders. Julius Searight, right, won first place for his “Food4Good” food truck. Kevin Rutledge, center, took second for “Tip Flops,” a new way for busy women to get a pedicure. Both are alumni of JWU. Current JWU student Hai Pham took third for “Mobile Engineering,” which makes testing equipment lighter and more affordable for field workers. more
NEWPORT – A two-year project fostered by Salve Regina University’s office of mission integration to explore 2,000 years of “Catholic Intellectual Tradition” has resulted in a 40-page collection of faculty reflections on the topic. more
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