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PROVIDENCE – Legislation introduced in the General Assembly would allow college graduates to claim a tax credit for payments on their student loans – a move aimed at keeping “talented, educated people in Rhode Island and encouraging innovators to make the state their home,” according to a statement. more
For the past three years, Mary Lu Bilek has been dean of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law, where she has supported pursuit of accreditation by the American Bar Association and real-world educational programs for new lawyers. Late last year, the law school launched a Commonwealth Fellows program that discounts tuition by $5,000 for qualified students, lowering the rate from $24,178 to under $20,000 a year. more
Roger Williams University’s study abroad program is one of the 50 best in America, according to Best College Reviews. more
Bryant University has named Glenn M. Sulmasy, a U.S. Coast Guard Academy captain, as its first provost and chief academic officer, effective this March. more
The Rhode Island School of Design’s presidential search committee has begun preliminary interviews of candidates to replace former President John Maeda, according to the school website. more
Brown University sanctioned two fraternities for hosting unregistered drinking parties that it said facilitated sexual misconduct, the latest U.S. college taking measures to curb excesses in campus alcohol culture. more
Brown University received 30,360 applications for its Class of 2019, with record numbers of minority and international applicants, according to the Office of College Admission. more
For public middle school English teacher Joe Killilea, professional development means helping colleagues open themselves up to constructive critiques from their peers. more
As a researcher for the College & University Research Collaborative, Jonathan Harris, an assistant professor of design at Johnson & Wales University, is exploring whether bike paths and mass transit in the state cater to millennials – or should. more
Vittoria Pacifico-DeBenedictis, president of Bay View Academy, was selected as one of the 2015 Three Wise Women by the National Organization of Italian Women. Pacifico-DeBenedictis was born in Avellino, Italy, and she moved to Massachusetts when she was 7. She has had a longstanding career in Catholic education, beginning as a middle school teacher in South Boston. She soon moved from teaching to administration, where she held several leadership roles in Catholic schools around Massachusetts. Pacifico-DeBenedictis is involved with NEASC, serving as a chairperson, commission member and speaker. She holds a master’s degree in school administration from Emmanuel College and she is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she is pursuing her degree in leadership in urban education. Pacifico-DeBenedictis will be honored on Jan. 27, during the organization’s Rhode Island Epiphany Celebration. more
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