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A little-noticed measure passed by Congress last year allows student-loan debt collectors to auto-dial borrowers on their mobile phones -- but a feared robocall deluge may turn out to be more of a trickle. more
A $476,854 federal Educational Talent Search grant for the Community College of Rhode Island was announced this week by U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline. more
Brown University has one of the best women’s studies programs in the country, according to College Choice. more
Providence College on Wednesday announced the receipt of a $1 million gift from the estate of Leo Caiafa Jr. to help renovate and expand the school’s science complex, the first major gift made toward the multi-year project, and create the Lucille and Leo Caiafa Jr. Center for Psychological Sciences. more
Gary Liguori has been appointed inaugural dean of the University of Rhode Island’s new College of Health Sciences and will begin his duties this fall. In 2012, … more
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved a 5.8 percent tuition increase that would raise tuition by an average of $756 this year for in-state undergraduate students, a move intended to help close an $85 million shortfall. more
A Master of Public Health program is now offered at New England Institute of Technology, Douglas H. Sherman, senior vice president and provost, said this week. more
The University of Massachusetts was granted 62 utility patents in 2015, putting the school at No. 30 on a list of the Top 100 worldwide universities that were granted U.S. patents. more
Seventy-five incarcerated men and women in Rhode Island’s Adult Correctional Institutions have participated in the inaugural year of College Unbound’s Prison Bridge Program, designed to help inmates receive their bachelor’s degree so that once released they will have a smoother transition into society. more
Brown University retained its No. 8 ranking in the latest version of Forbes’ list of “America’s Top Colleges,” released earlier this week. more
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