Katherine Bergeron http://ripr.org en Former Brown Dean Sworn in as President of Connecticut College http://ripr.org/post/former-brown-dean-sworn-president-connecticut-college <p>Brown's former Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron became the 11th president of Connecticut College on Friday, following an official inauguration ceremony.</p><p>Former Brown President Ruth Simmons gave the keynote speech, calling Bergeron "a scholar who loves teaching, an administrator who eschews rigidity, and a musician without an elitist esthetic."</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:55:57 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 31636 at http://ripr.org Policy and Pinot: A 21st Century Education http://ripr.org/post/policy-and-pinot-21st-century-education <p>Advances in technology have changed the types of skills needed to land a well-paying job. In this Policy &amp; Pinot discussion, Education Reporter Elisabeth Harrison examine how the state is retooling the education system from K-12 and beyond to prepare students for 21st Century jobs. Panelists are David Abbott, Deputy Rhode Island Commissioner of Education, Katherine Bergeron, Dean of the College at Brown University, John Hazen White, Jr., President of Taco, Inc., Steven Kitchin, Vice President for Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology.</p><p></p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:32:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 10414 at http://ripr.org Policy and Pinot: A 21st Century Education Panel tonight: educating workers for the 21st century http://ripr.org/post/panel-tonight-educating-workers-21st-century <p>Stop by the <a href="http://www.providenceathenaeum.org/programs/month2.html" target="_blank">Providence Athenaeum</a> at 6 p.m. tonight! We'll be discussing how schools are changing to prepare students for 21st Century jobs.</p><p>I'm looking forward to a spirited conversation about what skills students will need as technology quickly transforms the world around us. We'll explore the value of a liberal arts degree, changes to curriculum in K-12 schools and what employers are seeking and finding in Rhode Island graduates. Join us!</p><p>The panelists are:</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:50:24 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 10198 at http://ripr.org