Updated January 19 at 12:27pm
Social Welfare
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Rhode Island had the greatest man-woman wage gap improvement among states during the 2007-15 period, according to a study released Wednesday by NerdWallet, a personal finance website. more
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would increase the number of uninsured people by 32 million and double premiums by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report that will add pressure on Republicans’ contentious efforts to end the law. more
In the first such partnership in Rhode Island, Roger Williams University has paired with the Gateway to College Nation Network, which offers a graduation track to high school dropouts while also laying out steps to attain an associates degree, according to a Tuesday release by the university. more
(Updated 4:09 p.m.) Department of Human Services Director Melba Affigne Depeña and Chief Digital Officer Thom Guertin have resigned after the botched September rollout of the state’s new health and human eligibility computer system, known as UHIP, which delivers state aid to 300,000 Rhode Islanders. more
Academy-award winning actress Geena Davis will serve as one of three keynote speakers at the 20th annual Bryant University Women’s Summit on March 17, according to a release by the school Wednesday. more
Anna Cano Morales, former director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, will be the associate vice president for community, equity and diversity at Rhode Island College, effective Jan. 17, according to a statement by the college on Tuesday. more
Rhode Island ranks 22nd on a list of the most racially integrated states and 21st on another list of states that have made the most racial progress. more
(Updated 9:48 a.m.) Brown University has made it onto a list of the 40 worst colleges for Jewish students, coming in 14th. more
The Pawtucket Foundation has unveiled its four 2017 awards celebration honorees, who will be recognized at an event on April 26 at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. more
Rhode Island College Foundation’s 2017 Building an Age-Friendly Rhode Island campaign was boosted by a $121,000 Tufts Health Plan Foundation grant, according to a Thursday statement by the school. more
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