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(Updated, 2:25 p.m.) Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., private college presidents earned well under the million-dollar mark in 2012, according to a new report by the Chronicle of Higher Education. more
Frank Sargent was recently appointed to vice president of education and chief academic officer at the IYRS School of Technology & Trades. He joins IYRS after holding a handful of leadership roles at Johnson & Wales University, such as the special liaison to the president, interim provost and dean of the Feinstein Graduate School. Prior to his career in education, Sargent was a military pilot for 18 years before becoming a practicing attorney. He holds a B.S. from Salem State College, a J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Johnson & Wales University. more
The students, parents and faculty at Bay View Academy, in East Providence, recently donated 36 baskets of Thanksgiving classics to families in need, as well as to local organizations such as Re-Focus and St. Vincent’s Home for Children. more
NEWPORT – The IYRS School of Technology & Trade and Salve Regina University entered into an articulation agreement this fall for transfers of elective credits. more
DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts School of Law has launched a new Commonwealth Fellows program to provide an automatic $5,000 discount for incoming law students who meet key criteria. more
PROVIDENCE – Michael Steinberg, Brown University’s director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities, has been appointed vice provost for the arts, effective in January. more
PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University recently received the William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education. more
NORTON – Kathleen M. O’Donnell, a 1977 graduate of Wheaton College and a practicing attorney in Lowell, Mass., has been appointed to a special commission that investigates judicial misconduct, according to a report from The Lowell Sun. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island’s medical-physics degree has won accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs. more
Taking steps to make college more affordable has contributed to significant increases in enrollment at four of Rhode Island’s 11 colleges and universities, at a time when other schools are reporting stasis or declines. more
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