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STUDENT LOANS are being issued at unprecedented rates as more American students pursue higher education. Meanwhile, the cost of tuition at both private and public institutions is touching all-time highs and interest rates on student loans are rising. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI

America’s student loan debt crisis is about to get much worse

NEW YORK - While Wall Street and U.S. President Donald Trump tout news of a booming stock market and low unemployment, college students may be quick...

RIDE receives $2.5M to improve student behavioral outcomes, learning conditions

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education received a $2.5 million federal School Climate Transformation grant to expand programs that address social, emotional and...
CAITLIN GRIFFIN, a previous participant in the Westerly Education Center's Bank Teller and Customer Service Training program, displays her certificate. Throughout October, the WEC is hosting two-hour informational sessions regarding the next iteration of the nine-week program. / COURTESY WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

Westerly Education Center promotes free bank teller and customer service training...

WESTERLY - A series of information sessions outlining the Westerly Education Center's Bank Teller and Customer Service Training job skills program for sales, customer...
SHAN MUKHTAR was named director of the Center at Moore Hall on Monday by Providence College. She will develop and facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the Catholic college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Mukhtar named inaugural director of PC center

PROVIDENCE – As inaugural director of the Center at Moore Hall, Shan Mukhtar will help Providence College develop a vision for the school's new cultural arts...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX for Rhode Island in July was 67, the lowest recorded value for the year so far, following revisions to July CCI measurements. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

August CCI reflects lowest value of the year

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Following July revisions, eight points were lost month to month in the August Current Conditions Index as the measure declined to...

Five Questions With: Symeon Giannakos

Symeon Giannakos is a professor and director of the graduate program in international relations at Salve Regina University. He received his doctorate in foreign...

Foster‐Glocester Regional Schools awarded $15K NEA Big Read grant

PROVIDENCE – The regional school system linking the towns of Foster and Glocester was awarded one of 79 National Endowment for the Arts grants...

URI professor Corey Lang awarded $1M to study how people value...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Corey Lang, associate professor of environmental and natural resource economics at the University of Rhode Island, wants to know what value...

Classroom experiment eyes wind-energy jobs

In some places, wind energy is still thought of as a grand experiment. In Rhode Island, it’s already seen as a promising industry of...
BROAD SPECTRUM: Matthew Shenoda, vice president of social equity and inclusion at the Rhode Island School of Design, said he hopes to focus on more strategic admissions practices to cultivate a student population reflective of a broad spectrum of gender identities, races and socio-economic backgrounds.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RISD working to recruit more-diverse students, faculty

For Matthew Shenoda, being the first to tackle an issue on a college or university campus isn’t daunting.Settling in as the Rhode Island School...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am