Langevin Offices Accepting Applications for Spring Interns

WASHINGTON - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is accepting applications for interns in his Rhode Island and Washington, , offices for the spring of 2019. This program is open to civic-minded college students who are available for at least 10 hours per week. A qualified candidate will be well-organized, responsible, dependable, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities include drafting constituent correspondence, answering phone calls, and supporting staff members on various projects. College credit is available if approved by the institution. The application deadline is December 7th. For more information, visit ;; and click on the Internships prompt under "Serving You," on the homepage.
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Education

Former West Virginia Coal Mines Turned into Carbon-sucking Forests

VOA News/Steve Baragona ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — Mist rises from the ripped-up and muddy earth as moist soil meets chilly morning air. This field deep within in West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest looks more like a Game of Thrones battleground than a woodlands restoration project. This is how Chris Barton is bringing forests back to Appalachia's old strip mines: with a bulldozer tearing up the soil with meter-long metal teeth. "We've had a lot of people kind of look at us twice," he laughed. Barton is a forest scientist at the University of Kentucky. On these former mines, he's found that before he…
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Education

RWU’s Dunseath Elected President of North East Association for Institutional research

RWU’s Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research will be the first person from a Rhode Island institution to serve as NEAIR president BRISTOL, , Nov. 13, 2018 ­­– Jennifer L. Dunseath, the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research at Roger Williams University, has been elected president of the North East Association for Institutional Research. Dunseath was elected in October and her role became effective during the association’s 2018 annual conference, held Nov. 3-6 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She will serve as president-elect this year, as president next year and as immediate past president the year after that. “I am honored and excited about…
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Education

The Late RWU President Donald J. Farish will be Honored by Student Personnel Administrators

At regional conference in Providence on Tuesday, national association will present President’s Award to Farish’s widow BRISTOL, , – The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators will honor the late RWU President Donald J. Farish with its President’s Award during the group’s annual Region I Conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13. President Farish’s widow, Maia Farish, will accept the award, which is presented to a college or university president or chancellor who has, over a sustained period, advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting the institution’s student affairs staff and initiatives. “Don Farish’s…
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Voters deliver major wins for students, public education in 2018 midterm elections

#RedForEd movement and historic educator activism make 2018 the ‘Year of the Educator’ WASHINGTON — Nicknamed by observers and political pundits as the “Year of the Educator,” the 2018 midterm election results mark a major victory for students and serve as a mandate for real change in our public education system. Harnessing the momentum of the historic #RedForEd movement, with a surge of educators on the ballot and historic educator activism, the National Education Association and its affiliates helped to elect leaders that are positioned to shift the balance of power in state capitals and the Congress, where victories will add a critical…
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Education

New England Institute of Technology, EDP Renewables Announce Plan to Train New Wind Farm Workers

East Greenwich, RI – Steven H. Kitchin, Vice President of Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the University will collaborate with EDP Renewables North America (EDPR) and its planned Number Nine Wind Farm to develop and train workers with the knowledge and technical skills required for employment in the wind farm industry. EDPR is a global leader in the renewable energy industry that develops, constructs, owns, and operates wind farms and solar parks. Number Nine Wind Farm would be located in Aroostook County, Maine, and will provide clean, zero-emissions electricity to Rhode Island customers at…
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Education

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce supports ballot question #2

On November 6, we have an opportunity to make a strategic investment in higher education in our state and in our local economy by voting to approve ballot Question 2. Approval of ballot Question 2 would authorize $70 million to build new facilities and renovate existing facilities at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus, home to URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) and at Rhode Island College’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development. The Newport County Chamber of Commerce sees these investments as an incremental step toward continuing the progress our economy has made, and important for…
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Education

School Zone Traffic Improvements in Effect District-Wide

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket School Department (PSD) and the Department of Public Works have completed major school zone traffic safety upgrades district-wide. The improvements, which were made based on the findings of a district wide study of traffic patterns, are aimed at improving both the safety of the students and relieving congestion around school zones. The project has included improvements to the traffic patterns of 14 of Pawtucket’s schools. The most recent improvements, made over the last year, have been at Potter Burns, Nathaniel Greene, Cunningham, Baldwin, Fallon, and Winters. Improvements include safer traffic patterns, safe drop-off zones, one way…
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Community

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at Ponaganset High School.

Visit the Vietnam Moving Wall - Thursday, 11/01/18 (starting at 9:00AM)- Monday, 11/05/18 (ending at 6:00PM) 24 hours/day at no cost Ponaganset High School in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, Navigant Credit Union, Dr. Day Care, Friendship Lodge 37 Chepachet and other leading Rhode Island Business and community organizations are honored to sponsor of the Moving Wall and Vietnam Veteran’s Oral History Project. The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, , has been traveling the country for over…
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Education

RWU Professor Helps Scholars at Risk Network Establish U.S. Section

Professor Adam Braver, chair of SAR-United States Steering Committee, says higher education has responsibility to advocate when its values under threat BRISTOL, , Oct. 10, 2018 ­­– The Scholars at Risk Network on Wednesday announced the establishment of a SAR-United States section to unite professionals and more than 150 higher education institutions around the nation. The chair of the SAR-United States Steering Committee is Roger Williams University Professor Adam Braver, who has been at the center of the group’s amplified efforts. “Higher education has a responsibility to advocate when its values are under threat or being challenged,” Braver said. “When one…
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