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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
Toray Plastics (America) Inc. gets a lot of workers from the University of Rhode Island, so when company executives became aware of the school’s need for new engineering facilities, helping out seemed a natural fit. more
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament tipped off last week, and one of the questions that was on everyone’s mind prior to the start was: Should I root for – or against – Harvard? more
Actress and Central Falls native Viola Davis, center, told an audience of approximately 1,000 at Bryant University’s March 14 Women’s Summit that they need to step outside their personal comfort zones to take charge of their lives and careers. Davis was a keynote speaker at the annual event, which this year focused on participants being the CEO of their own lives. With Davis is Kati Machtley, summit director, and university President Ronald K. Machtley. more
Conor Szarek, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has a favorite nook on the fifth floor of the renovated Claire T. Carney Library, but the library is so popular these days, he can’t always get the spot he wants. more
It’s a big year for anniversaries at Rhode Island colleges, with the Community College of Rhode Island, Brown University and Johnson & Wales University all planning celebration events. more
The Techstyle Haus, which is, literally, a textile house with a flexible exterior using high-performance material with solar cells laminated to the fabric, is rising in a Providence warehouse. more
Brown University has awarded the Newport Historical Society a $10,000 grant to support work to document and interpret the university’s founding. more
The National Jurist, a Web and print magazine that focuses on the field of legal education, has listed the Roger Williams University School of Law among the top 25 public interest law schools in the country. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
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