Brown University http://ripr.org en How Rhode Island Is Doing In The Fight Against Lead Paint Poisoning http://ripr.org/post/how-rhode-island-doing-fight-against-lead-paint-poisoning <p>The U.S. outlawed lead paint in 1978. Yet it still covers the walls of many older homes, particularly here in the northeast. When that paint chips or peels, it poses a serious danger especially to kids. But in 2005, Rhode Island passed a law requiring some landlords to clean up lead paint. And a group of researchers recently set out to find out if it’s working. Hasbro Children’s Hospital pediatrician and Brown University school of public health associate professor doctor Patrick Vivier is one of those researchers. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:45:44 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 36506 at http://ripr.org How Rhode Island Is Doing In The Fight Against Lead Paint Poisoning Getting The Lead Out: The Law Works, Except When It Doesn't http://ripr.org/post/getting-lead-out-law-works-except-when-it-doesnt <p>A law aimed at protecting children from unsafe levels of lead in their homes is working, according to a new study. But only when landlords comply with it.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:51:24 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 36341 at http://ripr.org Getting The Lead Out: The Law Works, Except When It Doesn't Former Brown Student Denies Rape Allegations http://ripr.org/post/former-brown-student-denies-rape-allegations <p>A male student who left Brown University after he was thrust into a public discussion about sexual assault&nbsp; has written to the U.S. Department of Education to give his side of the story.</p><p><em>The Chronicle of Higher Education</em> reports that the student, Daniel Kopin, through his attorneys, has <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/Opening-New-Front-in/147047/">sent a letter</a> to education officials, who are investigating a civil rights complaint against Brown, filed by Kopin's alleged victim, Lena Sclove.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:05:48 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 35242 at http://ripr.org Brown Athletes Named in Sexual Assault Investigation http://ripr.org/post/brown-athletes-named-sexual-assault-investigation <p>Officials at Brown University tell <em>The</em> <em>Providence Journal</em> they have ordered two football players <a href="http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140613-2-brown-university-football-players-accused-of-sexual-assault-ordered-off-campus.ece">to leave campus</a> amid allegations of sexual assault.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:45:37 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 35126 at http://ripr.org Brown Athletes Named in Sexual Assault Investigation The Bottom Line: Brown University Offering Programs For Executives http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-brown-university-offering-programs-executives <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p></p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Karen Sibley, dean of the School of Professional Studies at Brown University to discuss the joint executive MBA degree program and the IE Business School of Madrid, Spain.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:58:02 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 34430 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Brown University Offering Programs For Executives Emma Watson On Brown http://ripr.org/post/emma-watson-brown <p></p><p>Emma Watson graduated from Brown University last week, taking a selfie that quickly made the rounds of various social media.</p><p>The actress started at Brown in 2009 but later left, returning to England and pursing her film career.</p><p>It can't have been easy for the actress who famously portrayed Hermione in the <em>Harry Potter</em> franchise to find herself smack in the middle of an entire campus raised on <em>Harry Potter</em>.</p><p>Somehow, Brown managed to keep her return to campus under wraps until her appearance at graduation.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 14:47:39 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 34348 at http://ripr.org Emma Watson On Brown Scott MacKay Commentary: Time To Perk Up R.I. It's Summah Fer Gawd Sakes http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-time-perk-ri-its-summah-fer-gawd-sakes <p>Once again, Rhode Islanders are making national news for the low regard we have for our tiny state. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time to stop taking Rhode Island &nbsp;for granted.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Gallup poll discovered that Rhode Island is the state least appreciated by its own residents. Just 18 percent of Rhode Islanders said our small slice of southeastern New England was the best place or one of the best places to live.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:13:07 +0000 Scott MacKay 33945 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Time To Perk Up R.I. It's Summah Fer Gawd Sakes 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