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For-profit college seeks R.I. campus

January 26, 2012 0 comments

Neumont University, a for-profit college that specializes in computer science, is looking to build a campus in Providence. Since Rhode Island currently does not allow for-profit institutions to grant bachelors or masters degrees, the college would require exemption from state law.


Green line points the way through city’s history

December 4, 2011 0 comments

Robert Burke has beef with Boston — and Philadelphia, and even Geneva. Good thing he said he’s “just feisty enough” to take them on.

University News

With shift, hospital fees pegged to quality, not length of stay

November 29, 2011 0 comments

A shift in health insurance compensation to incentivize higher quality care is occurring at many of Rhode Island’s top hospitals, some of which are partnered with Alpert Medical School.

University News

Krasinski ’01 shares jokes, anecdotes

November 16, 2011 0 comments

A crowd of star-crazed fans that included President Ruth Simmons filled Salomon 101 last night to see John Krasinski ’01 crack jokes and tell personal stories in an informal hour-long question-and-answer session.

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More space needed for long-term growth in sciences

November 13, 2011 0 comments

Administrators across the sciences are eyeing expansion of facilities and faculty following the recent establishment of the School of Engineering and growth at the Institute for Brain Science.

Higher Ed

Higher ed news roundup, Nov. 8

November 8, 2011 0 comments

New Fulbright to focus on public policy The State Department added a new option to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for students to research and work in international public policy. Fellows will “serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions” while conducting research, according to the State Department […]


RIPTA presents proposed new line

November 2, 2011 0 comments

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority presented its proposal for a new streetcar service to residents and Brown community members last night at Brown-RISD Hillel in the final of three discussions meant to gauge reaction to the proposed service.

Higher Ed

Higher ed news roundup

November 1, 2011 0 comments

Cooper Union may be free no more Due to budget shortfalls, Cooper Union — a tuition-free college in downtown Manhattan — may start charging its students to attend, according to the New York Times. The move would be a “last resort,” Cooper Union President Jamshed Bharucha told the Times. The […]

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Higher Ed news roundup

October 25, 2011 0 comments

Smith College loco about locavores A rumor that Smith College’s dining services would begin serving only vegetarian and locally grown options had the campus in an uproar last week, the Boston Globe reported. Students railed against the dining services manager, chalked graffiti onto sidewalks and participated in both protests and […]

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Lifespan CEO, U. partner, to leave in 2012

October 24, 2011 0 comments

George Vecchione, CEO of Lifespan, announced Friday he will step down at the end of 2012.

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