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Chad Jenkins, an associate professor of computer science at Brown University, waited a few extra years to take his first sabbatical, but made sure when he did take time off, he made it count. more
Stonehill College admitted 244 fewer applicants for the current fall semester, in an attempt to relieve pressure on the college’s housing resources, the Boston Business Journal reported Friday. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law earned a place among the top five law schools in the region for black students in the Lawyers of Color Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools 2014. more
The University of Rhode Island generated $726 million in statewide economic activity, supported an estimated 8,200 jobs and provided approximately $392 million in wages in fiscal 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the URI Foundation. more
Want one more reason for Rhode Island’s much-discussed skills gap? An estimated 111,000 residents left college without earning their degree, according to the state education board. more
Richard Locke’s mission at the helm of Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies is to guide and shape its expansion from a research center and think tank to become a more powerful force in helping to address the global challenges of the 21st century. more
For Joe Botelho, 54, of East Providence, the pressures of completing a degree at Rhode Island College in 1991 were just too much. more
(Updated, 4 p.m.) Former Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons was Rhode Island’s highest paid college president in 2011 at just under $1.3 million, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which ranked her 21st in the nation for the year. more
The University of Rhode Island has been awarded the contract to operate the state’s Small Business Development Center, according to a release sent out by the U.S. Small Business Administration Tuesday. The announcement comes as Johnson & Wales University ends its eight-year stewardship of the center, which is dedicated to helping small businesses in the state by providing individual counseling, group programs and other services. more
Undergraduates at some local schools are turning to financial-literacy programs to help them cope with college debt, which can easily exceed the mortgage of a modest home. more
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