Higher Education Finance http://ripr.org en Chafee Champions Raises for Cabinet, Not Professors http://ripr.org/post/chafee-champions-raises-cabinet-not-professors <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee is requesting a 6 percent wage hike for members of his cabinet after shooting down a proposal to raise salaries for state university and college professors. According to <em>The Providence Journal</em>, the governor’s plan would provide a 3 percent increase to 14 state employees in June, followed by another 3 percent increase in December.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:06:58 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 12628 at http://ripr.org RISD’s Largest-Ever International Gift http://ripr.org/post/risd-s-largest-ever-international-gift <p></p><p>The Rhode Island School of Design has received <a href="http://www.risd.edu/about/news/risd_welcomes_painting_gift.aspx" target="_blank">$1 million </a>from the parents of an alumna to fund visiting scholars in the painting department. The gift from Vikram and Geetanjali Kirloskar of Bangalore is the largest bequest from an international donor in RISD’s history.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:02:47 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 11601 at http://ripr.org RISD’s Largest-Ever International Gift