college http://ripr.org en After Graduation, Navigating The World Of Student Loans http://ripr.org/post/after-graduation-navigating-world-student-loans <p>In the final installment of our series Paying For It: Rhode Islanders Struggle with Student Debt, education reporter Elisabeth Harrison visits the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority to speak with Executive Director Charlie Kelley. She asked him to walk through the payment system for a student who has borrowed $31,000, about the average for recent graduates in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:53:29 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33668 at http://ripr.org After Graduation, Navigating The World Of Student Loans Uncertain Futures As Student Debt Looms Large http://ripr.org/post/uncertain-futures-student-debt-looms-large <p>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. &nbsp;</p><p>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.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:13:07 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33600 at http://ripr.org Uncertain Futures As Student Debt Looms Large After Bankruptcy And Divorce, Student Debt Still Persists http://ripr.org/post/after-bankruptcy-and-divorce-student-debt-still-persists <p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33494 at http://ripr.org After Bankruptcy And Divorce, Student Debt Still Persists URI Breaks Ground On New Center For LGBTQ Community http://ripr.org/post/uri-breaks-ground-new-center-lgbtq-community <p>The University of Rhode Island broke ground this morning on a center for the school’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. The center is unique among college campuses.</p><p></p><p></p><p>URI says it’s the only school in the nation to design and build a center specifically for the LGBTQ community.&nbsp; State officials were on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking, including Governor Lincoln Chafee, and state senator Frank Ferri, who championed Rhode Island’s push for legal same-sex marriages.&nbsp; Annie Russell is the center’s director.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:16:25 +0000 John Bender 32142 at http://ripr.org URI Breaks Ground On New Center For LGBTQ Community Prescription Drug Abuse On The Rise On College Campuses Across The Country http://ripr.org/post/prescription-drug-abuse-rise-college-campuses-across-country <p>College students have long been known to experiment with drinking when they’re blowing off steam, and even use illegal drugs like marijuana.</p><p></p><p>But a growing number of college students are now turning to prescription drugs to get ahead academically.</p><p>The drugs, like Adderall, are used legally to treat conditions like Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, and they’re increasingly common on college campuses around the country.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:01:20 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 25678 at http://ripr.org Prescription Drug Abuse On The Rise On College Campuses Across The Country 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 Bill would Add Two Student Seats to Rhode Island Board of Education http://ripr.org/post/bill-would-add-two-student-seats-rhode-island-board-education <p>Legislation sponsored by Providence Rep Edith Ajello, would add two student positions to the newly formed Rhode Island Board of Education.</p><p>One seat would represent public high schools—the other seat, public colleges.</p><p>The two students would not be given a vote, but would be able to voice their opinions, providing insight to the board says Ajello.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:57:45 +0000 John Bender 12521 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Are You an Older Learner? http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-are-you-older-learner <p>If you're over 60, have you decided to go back to school? Why?</p><p>Please join the discussion in our comments section!</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11561 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Are You an Older Learner?