Colleges all across Rhode Island hold graduation ceremonies this month, and many of their students will receive diplomas and then face thousands of dollars in student loans.
As we continue our series Paying For It: Rhode Islanders Struggle with Student Debt, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Elisabeth Harrison looked at how mounting student loans are impacting students and the decisions they make about their future.
Many Rhode Islanders are paying off student loans that average more than $31,000, one of the highest student debt burdens in the nation. As we continue our series Paying for It: Rhode Islanders Struggle With Student Debt, we look at what happens when those loans are too much to handle.
Rhode Island Public Radio’s Education reporter Elisabeth Harrison met Allison Dean at her house on a quiet street in Warwick, sandwiched between the airport and Narragansett Bay.
Rhode Island has the fifth highest rate of student loan debt in the country and experts say part of the reason is the large number of expensive, private colleges, like Bryant University, Providence College and Salve Regina in Newport. One of the most expensive is the Rhode Island School of Design.
Rhode Island Public Radio’s education reporter, Elisabeth Harrison, met one graduate now staring down hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans.
George Borts, a prominent Brown University economics professor and researcher, has died.
Borts was a teacher and mentor for generations of Brown economics students. He joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1950 after studying under Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago. Borts retired last year after teaching and researching economic issues for 63 years.
One of his students was Janet Yellen, head of the Federal Reserve. She was a 1967 Brown graduate.
Brown University President Christina Paxson, in a statement, says the male student who was sanctioned for a sexual assault on a 22-year old female student will not be returning to the university.
The case became public after the woman involved, 22-year old Lena Sclove, held a press conference on the Brown campus last week to speak out about the university’s handling of an assault and rape that she said was committed on her by a fellow male student.
Earlier this month dozens of musicians from across New England and beyond gathered in Providence for the eleventh annual ‘Rhode Island All-Day Sacred Harp Singing.’ If you’ve never heard of it, here’s a clue: it doesn’t involve any harps. It's the subject of this month's Rhode Island Artscape.
That’s the sound of about one hundred people, gathered at the Quaker Meeting House on the East Side of Providence. They’re taking part in the state’s largest gathering of Sacred Harp singers. The eleventh annual ‘Rhode Island All-Day Sacred Harp Singing.’
Rhode Island College announced a new graduate certificate program in nursing care management today. In a statement, the college explained what nurse care managers do and why they decided to offer this program now:
"Nurse care managers provide patient assessment, treatment planning, health care facilitation and advocacy within all health care settings, including private practices and hospitals.
Brown University is taking steps to establish itself as the premier center in the US for the study of Brazil, and it’s starting things off by making a trove of once-classified documents accessible to the public.