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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.
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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...
TAKING THE LEAD: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says he’s proud that the Providence Police Department was the first in the state to adopt body cameras for its police officers. He said the program has been well-received, adding it helps to calm people down because they know they are being recorded, while also allowing “the entire picture” of an incident to get out.
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Can a self-described ‘pro[business]-growth progressive’ mayor boost investment in Providence?

The son of Guatemalan immigrants who settled in the West End of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story: The first in...
EXPECTED TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER, the Massachusetts Design, Art and Technology Institute will be led by Executive Director Lindsay Miś. / COURTESY DESIGN ART AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

New Bedford welcomes 21st-century art space/museum DATMA

NEW BEDFORD - The Whaling City is home to a new art museum and exhibition space dedicated to technological innovation in the art and...

Female architects, engineers scarce in R.I.

Ocean State women are still struggling to make inroads in some traditionally male-dominated fields, including jobs that might not immediately come to mind, such...
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Schools boost fundraising to slow rising student costs

Each year, college gets more expensive. Tuition and other costs have continued to escalate, reports show, prompting ever-higher levels of governmental and institutional financial...

New England Medical Innovation Center opens in Providence

PROVIDENCE – An open house was held this week by the New England Medical Innovation Center and its first tenant, MedMates, a life sciences...
PROPERTY PLANS: Christine M. West, principal at KITE Architects in Providence, looks at some residential plans for a property in Exeter with Albert Garcia, principal.
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Business is good, but many companies take a “wait-and-see” attitude

Business continues to be good for most Rhode Island companies, and a majority expect that to continue, though their optimism is tempered by uncertainty...
BROWN UNIVERSITY ranked No. 7 in the nation in the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education's 2019 U.S. College rankings. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

WSJ ranks Brown University No. 7 in the nation in...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University ranked No. 7 on the Wall Street Journal’s 2019 U.S. College Rankings, released Thursday, the highest of any school in...
Brown University topped local listings in the Forbes 2018 Top Colleges in America ranking released Tuesday. It holds the No. 8 position in the top colleges, private schools and research institutions lists. Additionally, according to the Tuesday results, it is the No. 6 school in the Northeast. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Forbes announces college rankings featuring nine local schools

PROVIDENCE - Nine colleges and universities in Southeastern New England were listed in the latest Forbes' 2018 America's Top Colleges ranking published Tuesday.Brown University,...
DESIGN TEAM: Sarah Rainwater, center, founder, president and creative director of Studio Rainwater, talks with designer Danikqwa Rambert, right, at the firm’s office in East Providence. Art Director Sarah Verity works in the background.
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Rainwater boosting brand appeal

Sarah Rainwater has had a thing for art, dating back to college when she was an art-history major.After graduating, she became a graphic designer...
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