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Advocacy group ranks R.I. public schools fifth in nation

Rhode Island’s public education system was ranked fifth in the nation in a January report from StudentsFirst, the advocacy group founded by education reform proponent Michelle Rhee. While only receiving a grade of “C+,” Rhode Island scored higher than neighboring Massachusetts, New Hampshire ...

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Arts & Culture

Iroquois artist gives pottery lesson

A group of 16 students sat around a large table, Natasha Smoke Santiago seated amongst them. After the Iroquois artist recounted how she learned to hand-sculpt clay pottery on a small island in the Akwesasne Mohawk First Nations Reserve, where many Iroquois people traditionally learn the craft, a lesson ...

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Arts & Culture

'Yermedea' mesmerizes audience with puppetry

The room is pitch black, eerily silent. Flashlights begin to slowly flicker across a dark stage, dancing over shoes of all shapes, sizes and colors scattered disconcertingly across the floor. Tall, dried cornstalks provide the only hint as to where the audience might be. The actors release a collective ...

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News

Theater group probes edge of humanity

Out of the glitz and glamour of New York City, the CorkScrew Theater Company has blossomed into fruition as another alumni-heavy theater group. Founded in mid-June by three Brown alums - Meredith Mosbacher '11.5, Ted Cava '11 and Daniel Gonon '12 - along with Jonathan Gordon and Auden Thornton, the ...

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Arts & Culture

Exhibit obscures popular cultural images

Walking into the David Winton Bell Gallery, located in the lobby of the List Art Center, visitors are immediately confronted by a barrage of brightly colored pop-art pieces, photorealist prints and politically relevant montages. These pieces make up the featured exhibition, "Optical Noise: American ...

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Federal loan relief plan aims to ease student debt

President Obama announced a new student loan relief plan intended to help ease the financial hardship of student debt late last month. Though experts are unsure how much the plan, called "Know Before You Owe," will affect Rhode Island, debt remains a pressing issue for students hoping a college degree ...

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University News

Graduate School teams up with Teach for America

Many students facing graduation struggle with the question of whether to apply to graduate school or brave the workforce. Now, thanks to a new partnership between the Graduate School and Teach for America, some graduate students in Rhode Island will be able to do both.

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R.I. still plugged in to renewable energy

Despite a $331 million state deficit that has forced political leaders to consider state programs for cuts, Rhode Island's renewable energy efforts are moving forward. The state is focused on shifting from conventional energy sources, and state agencies have increased efforts to identify new sites for ...

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News

Grant to open Hay's hidden collections

The John Hay Library began organizing previously "hidden" collections of manuscripts and documents in January thanks to a $141,455 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, according to University Archivist Jennifer Betts.

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