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Undergraduate applications to the Providence and Charlotte, N.C.,-based Johnson & Wales University campuses decreased by more than 9 percent and 12 percent, respectively, in 2014-15 when compared to a decade earlier, according to a report by education research website StartClass listing the 50 U.S. schools with the biggest declines. more
A new educational program in honor of Roger Williams, funded by Letitia and John Carter through the Rhode Island Foundation, will give students and teachers access to a trove of information on Rhode Island’s founding father, and also award up to $240,000 a year in college scholarships, according to an announcement made Tuesday by the Rhode Island Foundation. more
A fundraising drive for the new Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame will begin June 14 at Conley’s Wharf Building at 200 Allens Ave. at 3 p.m. more
Bryant University will host a grand opening ceremony for its newly finished Academic Innovation Center on Sept. 23. more
A mobile app that Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center sophomore Ethan Chandler created that connects musicians who want to play together won him the title of Ernst & Young Youth Entrepreneur of the Year for New England at the annual Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Business Plan Challenge Regional Competition. more
(Updated 3:24 p.m.) More than 70 percent of Rhode Island’s jobs require a post-secondary degree, a qualification less than half of adult Rhode Islanders have, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has put forward a new initiative to help close that gap. more
(Updated 9:01 a.m.) Brown University retained its 14th place ranking while the University of Rhode Island tied for 159th place among Best National Universities in the 2017 Best Colleges ranking published by U.S. News & World Report Tuesday. more
Thanks to efforts of Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club and the New England Institute of Technology’s Rotaract Club, amputee children in need will receive 3-D printed prosthetic hands. more
The Rhode Island economy contracted in the second quarter at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Friday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
A College of Health & Wellness has been created at Johnson & Wales University, which will include a health science major as well as the master of science program in physician assistant studies first offered in 2014, the school announced Wednesday. more
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