Higher Ed

This week in higher ed: Jan. 23, 2013

January 23, 2013 0 comments

Three people were wounded in a shooting between two men on the North Harris campus of Lone Star College near Houston, Texas at around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, according to an article in Reuters.

State House speakers address HIV prevention

December 3, 2012 1 comment

HIV prevention must be a top priority for the Rhode Island community, said Thomas Bertrand, executive director of the AIDS Project Rhode Island, to about 40 guests Friday at the HIV Prevention Coalition’s State House World AIDS Day Event. 


Police dept. faces lawsuit over beating, cover-up

November 6, 2012 0 comments

Luis Mendonca filed a $7 million lawsuit against the Providence Police Department, the Rhode Island School of Design and the city Oct. 12.


Providence refocuses preservation efforts

November 2, 2012 0 comments

The Narragansett Electric Lighting House, or “Dynamo House,” and the Ward Baking Company Administration Building – two buildings in the Jewelry District – were included on the Providence Preservation Society’s 2012 list of the most endangered buildings in Providence.


R.I. group aims to reduce teen marijuana use

November 2, 2012 1 comment

“Monitoring the Future,” a 2011 study conducted by the University of Michigan, found that Rhode Island, Colorado and Vermont’s 12- to 17-year-olds are using marijuana more frequently than the rest of U.S. teens.


R.I. ranks sixth in nation for grad rates

November 2, 2012 0 comments

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education study found that Rhode Island’s 2010 college graduation rates exceed the national average, with Brown topping the list.


Panels address municipal pension crisis, reform

October 26, 2012 1 comment

Though Rhode Island’s current unfunded municipal pension liability stands at $2.1 billion, it only amounts to a fraction of the $7 trillion liability problem plaguing cities and towns across the country.

Higher ed round up: Oct. 24

October 24, 2012 0 comments

  Average student loan debt increasing, report says Average student loan debt increased 5 percent between the classes of 2010 and 2011, according to an annual report released Oct. 18 by the Institute for College Access and Success. The average amount of debt for 2011 college graduates is now $26,600 […]


Mayor’s new policy targets recidivism

October 23, 2012 1 comment

In response to increased reports of gun violence over the summer, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras announced that his administration will encourage the Providence Police Department to weigh in on parole decisions for inmates in Rhode Island.


Election roundup

October 16, 2012 0 comments

President Obama retains a slight lead in the polls against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.