Updated April 19 at 11:25am
Higher Education
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The search for a new president for the University of Massachusetts system launched Friday with the creation of a search committee by the board of trustees. more
Harvard University said applications for this fall’s freshman class jumped 9 percent, to a record 37,305, after the school heightened recruiting on social media and publicized a $150 million gift mostly for financial aid. more
Three mid-career composers have been awarded $25,000 fellowships by the Rhode Island Foundation’s Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she will nominate five members to the state Board of Education, four of whom are new. more
Rhode Island College’s R.N. to B.S.N. program, which allows registered nurses to earn bachelor of science in nursing degrees, is the 10th best in the country. more
Johnson & Wales University Chancellor John J. Bowen said that former Providence Journal Publisher, President and CEO Howard Sutton has been appointed as executive in residence in resource development. more
(Updated 10:35 a.m. and 11 a.m.)Brown University may have had the largest endowment out of colleges and universities in Rhode Island in fiscal 2014, but Salve Regina University had the largest percentage gain at 17.3 percent. more
(Updated 10:49 a.m.)Stonehill College is one of the 50 most underrated colleges in America, according to Business Insider. more
Fullback James Develin has 20-1 odds of becoming the first Ivy League player to score a touchdown in Super Bowl history. Television announcers talking about whether the New England Patriots used deflated footballs also could win money for bettors. more
Victor Woolridge, a trustee of the University of Massachusetts, has been named chairman of the board and tasked with leading the search for a new university president. more
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