roger williams university http://ripr.org en Roger Williams University To Lower Law School Tuition http://ripr.org/post/roger-williams-university-lower-law-school-tuition <p>Roger Williams University is taking a step you don’t hear about very often. It’s lowering its law school tuition by eighteen percent.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Roger Williams University Law School, like many around the country, has seen a significant drop in applications.&nbsp;&nbsp; Not only is the price of law school prohibitive,&nbsp; but those who can afford it often find it difficult to land jobs once they pass the bar.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:49:54 +0000 Flo Jonic 27753 at http://ripr.org Roger Williams University To Lower Law School Tuition Special Permit Needed Before RWU Can Use ProJo Building http://ripr.org/post/special-permit-needed-rwu-can-use-projo-building <p>Roger Williams University is pursuing negotiations to use part of the Providence Journal building at 75 Fountain Street. Since the building is not part of a City of Providence's institutional zone, a special use permit is needed before part of the structure could be re-purposed for university use, according to David Ortiz, spokesman for Mayor Angel Taveras.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:07:14 +0000 Ian Donnis 26055 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: 2014 Providence Mayoral Campaign Up For Grabs http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-2014-providence-mayoral-campaign-grabs <p>The 2014 campaign for Providence mayor has become a most difficult campaign to handicap. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay explains why.</p><p></p><p></p><p>With Mayor Angel Taveras running for governor, the parade is forming to take over City Hall in New England’s second largest city..</p><p>So far, five serious candidates are preparing campaigns: Four Democrats and Republican aspirant Dr. Daniel Harrop, a psychiatrist.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:37:54 +0000 Scott MacKay 25436 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: 2014 Providence Mayoral Campaign Up For Grabs One Square Mile: Bristol, In Conversation With President Of Roger Williams University http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-bristol-conversation-president-roger-williams-university <p>As we continue our weeklong special series &lsquo;One Square Mile: Bristol&rsquo; we look at Roger Williams University, the only college with a campus in the town.</p><p>Our political analyst Scott MacKay sat down with Donald J. Farish, the President of Roger Williams University to discuss the school&#39;s relationship with the town of Bristol, its decision to freeze tuition, and its strides to increase diversity on campus.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:11:07 +0000 Scott MacKay 22969 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Bristol, In Conversation With President Of Roger Williams University Roger Williams University Touts Success of Tuition Freeze http://ripr.org/post/roger-williams-university-touts-success-tuition-freeze <p>Roger Williams University is reporting success with a new marketing tool. The tuition guarantee program takes the guesswork out of going to college.</p><p>Roger Williams University now offers all students a tuition guarantee. It’s an assurance that tuition will remain the same for all four years of an undergraduate’s education, provided the student stays enrolled continuously. University president Donald Farish said it’s not only increased the quality and size of their freshman class, but has boosted the freshman to sophomore retention rate from 78 to 84 percent.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:51:36 +0000 Flo Jonic 21718 at http://ripr.org Roger Williams University Touts Success of Tuition Freeze Roger Williams Holds the Line on Tuition http://ripr.org/post/roger-williams-holds-line-tuition <p>Roger Williams University is freezing tuition rates for a third year in a row. RIPR&#39;s Flo Jonic spoke with Roger Williams President Donald Farish about the decision. Here&#39;s her report:</p><h1 itemprop="name">Roger Williams University Holding Onto Tuition Freeze</h1><div class="meta">&nbsp;</div><p>Roger Williams University said it&rsquo;s holding the line on tuition costs.&nbsp; Tuition will remain just below 30-thousand dollars for the third year in a row.</p><p>And University president Donald Farish said he will keep it frozen as long as possible.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:49:35 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 21612 at http://ripr.org Roger Williams University Holding on to Tuition Freeze http://ripr.org/post/roger-williams-university-holding-tuition-freeze <p>Roger Williams University said it’s holding the line on tuition costs.&nbsp; Tuition will remain just below 30-thousand dollars for the third year in a row.</p><p></p><p>And University president Donald Farish said he will keep it frozen as long as possible.</p><p>"Our goal is to make Roger Williams education a&nbsp; little more affordable every year to a few more people by not increasing our tuition," said Farish.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:22:41 +0000 Flo Jonic 21609 at http://ripr.org Roger Williams University Holding on to Tuition Freeze Dean of Rogers Williams University Law School Stepping Down http://ripr.org/post/dean-rogers-williams-university-law-school-stepping-down <p>After serving an unprecedented 11 years as the dean of Roger Williams University Law School, David Logan, is stepping down.</p><p></p><p>Logan came to the school in 2003 to assume the deanship after teaching law at Wake Forest University School of Law North Carolina.</p><p>During his tenure Logan says he is most proud of improving the Roger Williams pass rate for the Bar exam.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:53:11 +0000 John Bender 20897 at http://ripr.org Dean of Rogers Williams University Law School Stepping Down Closing the Achievement Gap Between Hispanic Students and Their Peers http://ripr.org/post/closing-achievement-gap-between-hispanic-students-and-their-peers <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Students across Rhode Island are returning to school this week, but a new report suggests that some of them are not well served. The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University finds Latino students in the state’s urban schools are as much as three grades behind their white peers. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:17:32 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20693 at http://ripr.org Closing the Achievement Gap Between Hispanic Students and Their Peers New Study Highlights Latino Achievement Gap http://ripr.org/post/new-study-highlights-latino-achievement-gap <p></p><p>As thousands of students return to school this week, the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University is raising concerns about how Rhode Island serves Latino students.</p><p>The institute has put out a new study that finds the state’s Latino students are two to three grades behind their white peers in Mathematics. The report also says Rhode Island is in the bottom 10 states around the country when it comes to the overall gap between Latino and white student performance.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:52:41 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20690 at http://ripr.org New Study Highlights Latino Achievement Gap