Education

RI Foundation announces local students can apply for $1.8 million in college scholarships

PROVIDENCE, RI – At the time of year when colleges are sending out financial aid packages, the Rhode Island Foundation is offering students and their families more than $ million in scholarships. Dozens of individual, family and organizational donors established scholarship funds at the Foundation to help students defray educational expenses such as tuition, room and board, fees and books. “Each one of these scholarships turns dreams into reality for our donors and our recipients,” said Neil Steinberg, the Foundation’s president and CEO. “The impact of their generosity will ripple through community for generations.” The Foundation expects to help hundreds…
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Education

Brian G. Williams joins Roger Williams University as Vice President for Enrollment management and marketing

Former PC dean of enrollment services returns to after serving as vice president at John Carroll University, in Ohio BRISTOL, , March 13, 2017 ­­– Brian G. Williams on Monday becomes Roger Williams University’s new vice president for enrollment management and marketing. Williams’ career has spanned all facets of the enrollment profession at five institutions prior to joining the RWU team. Most recently, he served as vice president for enrollment and institutional analytics at John Carroll University, a Jesuit Catholic university outside Cleveland. And he served as Providence College’s dean of enrollment services from 1998 to 2006. “Brian is on…
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Education

Moses Brown Celebrates Opening of Woodman Family Community & Performance Center

PROVIDENCE – On Friday, December 9, Moses Brown School invites the public to a housewarming for the new Woodman Family Community & Performance Center. The ribbon-cutting takes place at 3:00 , and will be followed by a housewarming (3:15-4:45) during which guests are invited to explore this exciting new facility. The 36,000-square-foot Woodman Center is one of the largest projects in the school’s 232-year history. The building, which features flexible architecture unlike anything found in the Northeast, stands at the center of the Moses Brown campus and will replace Alumni Hall, which was built in 1867 and is slated for…
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Education

A 16 year old teen, Owen West tells the story how he was revived by AED

Providence - Monday at his father’s law firm, Owen West tells his story about how he died two years ago from cardiac arrest at his high school. He stated the only reason he survived was because an AED (automated external defibrillators) was in the area and someone gave him CPR until the AED got there. “ My name is Owen West, I am from Cannon, Connecticut and this is sometimes a little tough to say but about a little over two years ago, I died; I had a cardiac arrest in the high school cafeteria when I was a freshman…
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Brown president joins fellow university presidents in urging DACA’s continuation

PROVIDENCE, * — Brown University President Christina Paxson has joined more than 100 college and university presidents calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has allowed more than 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children to remain in the country. The presidents signed a statement , organized by Pomona College President David Oxtoby and released on Monday, Nov. 21, that cites a “moral imperative” to support the DACA program. “To our country’s leaders we say that DACA should be upheld, continued and expanded,” the statement said. “We…
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College & University Presidents Call for U.S. to Uphold and Continue DACA

Higher education leaders cite “moral imperative” and “national necessity” in supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. As of Nov. 21 at 6:30 PST, more than 100 college and university presidents from public and private institutions across the have signed statement offering to meet with leaders on the issue. Signatories are listed below, and the list will be updated here through Nov. 22. The presidents are urging business, civic, religious and non-profit sectors to join them in supporting DACA and undocumented immigrant students. Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students The…
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Education

Dunkin’ donuts, multicultural foodservice & hospitality alliance host career exploration event for local high school students

Listen to LPR News Podcast Providence - Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners and their crew members are teaming up with the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) to put on an interactive career exploration program for local high school students in Rhode Island. The event Friday at Rhode Island College, is part of MFHA’s Showcase of the Stars™ program – a nationwide event series targeted toward urban youth and committed to highlighting the professional opportunities available in the foodservice industry. The program presents guest panelists, the “stars” of the event, who share stories of how they built their careers and…
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Art & Life

WATERFIRE’S NEW ART CENTER

Groundbreaking ceremony at the WaterFire Arts Center Providence, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo We all know how special WaterFire Providence is to Rhode Island. It's a shining example of how the arts can be an economic driver and create jobs. Everywhere I travel, people bring up WaterFire- I tell them, come visit Rhode Island and check it out! WaterFire draws 1 million visitors to downtown Providence each year. They stay in our hotels, eat at our restaurants and shop at our businesses. Now, WaterFire is building on those strengths by constructing a new Arts Center. Senator Jack Reed Congressman Jim…
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Education

Raimondo, Reed, Whitehouse, Langevin Help Open New Career-Focused Training Programs

PODCAST LPR NEWS Warwick - Senators Jack Reed joined, Governor Gina Raimondo Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin, state and community leaders at the grand opening of the new Marine Trades, Shipfitting and Welding Program at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center (WACTC). The new training being offered will build on the Warwick Marine Trades Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and will provide additional occupation-specific training to help students transition from school to career and/or post-secondary education. The event will also showcase five new, state-of-the-art welding booths paid for with local, state, and federal funds to help students…
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Community

Reed Tours Federally-Funded Salt Marsh Restoration in Narragansett

NARRAGANSETT, RI - Four years after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in October 2012 and damaged several coastal wildlife refuges and marshes in Rhode Island and other communities, a new, federally-funded saltmarsh restoration project is underway within the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge on the Narrow River. Today, Senator Jack Reed joined officials from the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Nature Conservancy, and the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) for a firsthand look at the cooperative effort to rebuild these important natural buffers in order to make them more resilient in the future for people, wildlife,…
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