URI http://ripr.org en RISCA Puts Out Call For Art For New URI Building http://ripr.org/post/risca-puts-out-call-art-new-uri-building <p>The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts has put out a call for new art.&nbsp; The work will be installed at the University of Rhode Island’s brand new center for chemical and life sciences.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:27:45 +0000 John Bender 35511 at http://ripr.org Civil Rights Leader To Speak At URI http://ripr.org/post/civil-rights-leader-speak-uri <p>Rev. Bernard Lafayette Jr., a leader in the civil rights movement, will speak at the University of Rhode Island Tuesday.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:18:04 +0000 Catherine Welch 34926 at http://ripr.org Civil Rights Leader To Speak At URI 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 RISD Graduate Faces Hundreds of Thousands in Student Loans http://ripr.org/post/risd-graduate-faces-hundreds-thousands-student-loans <p>Rhode Island has the fifth highest rate of student loan debt in the country and experts say part of the reason is the large number of expensive, private colleges, like Bryant University, Providence College and Salve Regina in Newport. One of the most expensive is the Rhode Island School of Design.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s education reporter, Elisabeth Harrison, met one graduate now staring down hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:18:34 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33488 at http://ripr.org RISD Graduate Faces Hundreds of Thousands in Student Loans Rhode Islanders Struggle With Student Debt http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islanders-struggle-student-debt <p>Thousands of colleges seniors receive their diplomas this month in Rhode Island and across the nation.&nbsp; And thousands of them will soon have to start paying off their student loans.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island has one of the highest rates of student debt in the nation; the average burden on students in the class of 2012 was more than $30,000, according to a study by the Institute for College Access and Success.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:17:57 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33438 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islanders Struggle With Student Debt Narragansett Town Officials React To URI Student Riot http://ripr.org/post/narragansett-town-officials-react-uri-student-riot <p>Narragansett Town Manager Pamela Nolan says that an off-campus party attended by 800 to 1,000 University of Rhode Island students over the past weekend turned into a riot. Beer bottles were thrown and property was destroyed on Greene Lane where the riot took place. Nolan says that although the town residents were upset over the incident, it was out of the ordinary.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:06:26 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 33268 at http://ripr.org Allergy Season Expected To Be Especially Harsh http://ripr.org/post/allergy-season-expected-be-especially-harsh <p>Experts are predicting an unusually bad allergy season with high levels of pollen this year. They note that the cold and wet spring has delayed the onset of pollen production and will cause many types of plants to produce allergens at once. Professor Keith Killingbeck of The University of Rhode Island said he was surprised by the intensity of the allergen levels.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:58:34 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 33205 at http://ripr.org Allergy Season Expected To Be Especially Harsh Scott MacKay Commentary: More At URI Than Meets The Eye http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-more-uri-meets-eye <p>Colleges, even state colleges, are too expensive and beyond the financial reach of some students. Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst&nbsp; Scott MacKay on why college is still a great investment, both for taxpayers and students.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Fast upon us 'tis season of Lilacs, caps and gowns and those desultory commencement speeches about life being a journey. For too many seniors these days, the sheepskin comes with an avalanche of student loan debt.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:35:27 +0000 Scott MacKay 32578 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: More At URI Than Meets The Eye