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PROVIDENCE – Community College of Rhode Island President Ray Di Pasquale announced last month the college has received a $378,965 grant from the Champlin Foundations to upgrade equipment in its machining lab. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will launch its inaugural “mini-semester” January term this winter at its Kingston and Providence campuses. more
It’s a big year for anniversaries at Rhode Island colleges, with the Community College of Rhode Island, Brown University and Johnson & Wales University all planning celebration events. more
Michael J. Yelnosky was one of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago. Now professor Yelnosky, above, is preparing to take over as the law school’s dean July 1. He will succeed David A. Logan, who is returning to teaching. In an interview with Providence Business News, Yelnosky discusses the challenges of keeping law school affordable and preparing students to succeed in the profession. more
Johnson & Wales University officials dedicate Rhode Island’s first cooperative-style housing for students on Sept. 3 in Cranston. Thirty-five student residents helped celebrate the opening of Centennial House. Located at 135 Norwood St., Centennial House is focused on self-governance and requires residents to engage in community-service projects throughout the academic year. From left: Cranston Mayor Alan Fung; JWU Chancellor John Bowen; Centennial House Student President Kevin Walton; JWU Providence Campus President Mim Runey and Marie Bernardo-Sousa, senior vice president of student services. more
The Bryant University College of Business ranked No. 49 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s undergraduate business school rankings released Friday, moving up 14 places from No. 63 in last year’s list to crack the top 50 for 2014. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A bloody civil war emptied books from Liberia’s classrooms. Now Emmanuel Logan, a Liberian-born University of Rhode Island alumnus, has collected 9,000 used textbooks and is raising money online to ship them to Liberia. more
DARTMOUTH – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior nursing student Anna-Rae LeClaire received the outstanding-student award at the annual meeting of the BACCHUS Network, a national nonprofit organization that promotes student leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions. more
PROVIDENCE – Francesca Inglese, a graduate student in ethnomusicology at Brown University, was named the first recipient of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s 21st Century Fellowship in December. more
CENTRAL FALLS – Rhode Island leaders joined Segue Institute for Learning scholars, staff, parents, and board members in mid-December as the charter school was named 2013-2014 Whole Child Recognition School. more
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