UVM http://ripr.org en Steve Brown retiring as publisher of Providence Phoenix http://ripr.org/post/steve-brown-retiring-publisher-providence-phoenix <p>Stephen L. Brown, longtime associate publisher of the Providence Phoenix, is leaving the alternative newspaper after a career of nearly four decades as a leader in New England’s alternative newspaper landscape.</p><p>Brown, of Jamestown, turns 60 next month. Steve started in newspapering at the University of Vermont, where he began working on the student newspaper, `The Vermont Cynic’ as an undergraduate in the 1970s.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:38:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 29954 at http://ripr.org RI Can Do Younger Citizens a Favor by Investing More in URI http://ripr.org/post/ri-can-do-younger-citizens-favor-investing-more-uri <p>The days are getting shorter, our cobalt coastline is cooler. The rhythms of fall return. In our cozy corner of New England, a timeless harbinger of the season is students thronging college campuses.</p><p>Behind the teary parental goodbye hugs and lugging the laptops to the dorm looms an uneasiness in the realm of higher education these days. Students loaded down with mountains of debt graduate into an uncertain economy. ``Do you want fries with that diploma’’ is the gallows humor of our age.</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 05:30:00 +0000 Scott MacKay 20558 at http://ripr.org RI Can Do Younger Citizens a Favor by Investing More in URI URI: University in RI or University of RI? http://ripr.org/post/uri-university-ri-or-university-ri <p>Even President Obama is talking about rising college tuitions as students return to campus. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay&nbsp; talks about what this all means for our flagship public university, the University of Rhode Island.</p><p>The days are getting shorter, the breezes off our cobalt coastline are cooler. The rhythms of fall return. In our cozy corner of New England, a timeless harbinger of the season is students thronging college campuses.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:04:30 +0000 Scott MacKay 20553 at http://ripr.org