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MASSACHUSETTS GOV. DEVAL PATRICK has unveiled a $12 billion capital spending plan for the state. /

Patrick unveils 5-year $12B capital plan

BOSTON – Governor Deval Patrick Monday unveiled a five-year capital investment proposal that aims to spend $12 billion on higher education facilities, road and...

Former RISD manager pleads guilty to fraud

PROVIDENCE – Patrick Clyne, the former Rhode Island School of Design fire safety manager, pleaded guilty today to mail and tax fraud. Clyne, who...

Greater Providence YMCA re-launches Web site

PROVIDENCE – The Greater Providence YMCA Association has re-launched its Web site, www.ymcagreaterprovidence.org, with links for the first time to its nine Rhode Island...

What accountability won’t do for higher education

Among the controversies in American higher education are the perceptions that many students arrive at college underprepared to do the rigorous work required, that...

Brown sees opportunities in Lifespan, CNE merger

The proposed merger of Lifespan and Care New England would aid an ambitious campaign at Brown University to increase the prestige of its medical...

URI adds new track for biotech

When Prof. Arijit Bose conducted what he calls an “informal market analysis” last year, the response was unanimous. Bose, chairman of the chemical engineering department...

UMass Dartmouth takes new approach to theses

The way it used to be, nursing graduate student Andrea Riiska would have been forced to toil for countless hours on a thesis paper...
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN student Jen Harris  sits in a space suit created as part of a project sponsored by NASA  to find ways to better seal a space craft to keep moon dust out. /

Universities seek sponsors for research

Some students this summer are designing an entryway that traps as much moon dust as possible so astronauts don’t track the abrasive substance into...
Kas R. DeCarvalho /

Kas R. DeCarvalho

AGE:36 POSITION: President and managing member, Kaslaw, LLC. RESIDENCE: Providence LIFELONG AMBITION: Clarity and the respect and adoration of my children FAVORITE BOOK: “Flow, The Psychology of Optical...
Sixcia Devine /

Sixcia Devine

AGE: 31 POSITION: Providence Metro regional director, R.I. Small Business Development Center; President, HDSC LLC RESIDENCE: Providence LIFELONG AMBITION: Wouldn't say FAVORITE BOOK: “Sofie’s World,” by Jostein Gaarder GUILTY...
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