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Even as the Ocean State’s elected leaders seem to be working at cross purposes, the state’s higher educational institutions are doing their part to help jump-start the local economy. The tool: entrepreneurship. more
Recent media reports and comments by President Barack Obama highlight a troubling fact about the United States today: all too often, your zip code determines your economic destiny more
In a recent Providence Business News Op-Ed (“Making manufacturing a priority will yield great rewards,” July 22), manufacturing in Rhode Island was lauded as one of our state’s economic-development strengths. Absolutely – manufacturing is our past, our present and our future. more
Everyone has their own time machine. more
The growth taking place at Brown University’s School of Engineering is not generic in nature, just adding to the program’s existing chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, material science or mechanical engineering lines of study. Rather, it is bioengineering that is driving a significant part of the size increase at the school. more
Last year the heavyweights of American higher education embraced Massive Open Online Courses, the Internet-based, usually-free interactive classes that many feel could soon transform college. more
It wasn’t until this past year, her senior year, at Bryant University, that Melissa Ellard decided to take an elective in the school’s Global Entrepreneurship Program. She got more than some credit-hours from the choice. more
While standardized testing has generated much heated debate in Rhode Island this year, a sweeping change to the public school approach to teaching science seems to have passed with little controversy. more
On Oct. 25, 2001, Microsoft introduced an operating system that had small to large businesses alike exhaling a sigh of relief. Windows XP, successor to Windows ME, has been a stable, reliable and very user-friendly operating system. As of March 2013, 38.73 percent of PC’s connected to the Internet still run Windows XP. As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will be hanging a RIP sign over this mainstream operating system when it will no longer offer any support to existing users. more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse last month announced more than $2.2 million in federal funding for two Rhode Island conservation programs: the state’s Coastal Management Program and the Rhode Island Sea Grant. more
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