Rhode Island College http://ripr.org en RI's Eldery Latino Population Increasingly Isolated http://ripr.org/post/ris-eldery-latino-population-increasingly-isolated <p>Elderly Latinos in Rhode Island and their families may not be aware of the programs available to help them.&nbsp; That’s the premise of a conference planned for Wednesday at Rhode Island College.</p><p>RIC’s gerontology program is hosting the conference, called “Meeting the Needs of Latino Elderly.” The idea is to draw attention to state programs Latinos and their families might not know about because of language barriers or immigration status. But Latino community advocate and conference moderator Delia Rodriquez Masjoan said those aren’t the only reasons.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:08:57 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 32490 at http://ripr.org Medical Education Adapts To New Needs In RI http://ripr.org/post/medical-education-adapts-new-needs-ri <p><a href="http://www.ric.edu/nursing/"><strong>Rhode Island College </strong></a>announced a new graduate certificate program in nursing care management today. In a statement, the college explained what nurse care managers do and why they decided to offer this program now:</p><blockquote><p>"Nurse care managers provide patient assessment, treatment planning, health care facilitation and advocacy within all health care settings, including private practices and hospitals.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:02:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 32090 at http://ripr.org Medical Education Adapts To New Needs In RI Richard Walton e-book unveiling at RIC http://ripr.org/post/richard-walton-e-book-unveiling-ric <p></p><p>Richard Walton was a huge presence in our small state for more than a half century. A writer, journalist, teacher and political activist, Walton, of Warwick, was a leader in so many campaigns for peace and social justice that even his friends and fellow activists could barely keep count.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:06:25 +0000 Scott MacKay 30578 at http://ripr.org Fewer Undocumented Students Take Advantage Of In State Tuition Policy Than Predicted http://ripr.org/post/fewer-undocumented-students-take-advantage-state-tuition-policy-predicted <p>Seventy four undocumented students have enrolled at the state’s public colleges and universities.</p><p>They’re taking advantage of a policy the state adopted in 2011.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The controversial policy allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at any of Rhode Island’s schools of higher education. The seventy-four students taking advantage of the policy is about half the number lawmakers predicted. Ana Cano-Morales is the head of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. She offers several reasons for the lower-than-expected numbers.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:43:44 +0000 John Bender 26590 at http://ripr.org Fewer Undocumented Students Take Advantage Of In State Tuition Policy Than Predicted Board Approves New Standards for Teacher Preparation http://ripr.org/post/board-approves-new-standards-teacher-preparation <p>New standards for teacher programs will link quality measures to factors that include student test scores. The standards also raise the bar for admissions to teacher programs, calling for undergraduate applicants to have at least a 2.75 grade point average.</p><p>The new standards are part of an ongoing effort to improve teaching in Rhode Island's public schools. I asked Nancy Castagno from Rhode Island College to weigh in on the standards, and she said RIC and URI have both been working closely with state officials to craft the language of the standards.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:29:21 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 24806 at http://ripr.org RIC: Campus Police Will Remain Unarmed http://ripr.org/post/ric-campus-police-will-remain-unarmed <p>Rhode Island College has decided against arming its campus police force. In an email, RIC President Nancy Carriuolo said a campus survey showed the college community about equally divided on the issue, though she stressed the vast majority did not respond to the survey.</p><p></p><p>Carriuolo said she made the decision after discussions with campus police and her cabinet.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:30:02 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 24750 at http://ripr.org RIC: Campus Police Will Remain Unarmed New Standards For RI Teacher's Colleges http://ripr.org/post/new-standards-ri-teachers-colleges <p>As public schools focus on raising test scores and getting more students ready for college, there is new scrutiny on teachers and the schools that teach them.</p><p>Rhode Island’s the Board of Education is scheduled to vote tonight on new standards for teacher preparation programs.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio's education reporter Elisabeth Harrison spoke with Karen Castagno, head of the education school at Rhode Island College who explained some of the changes they are looking at.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:49:04 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 24740 at http://ripr.org New Standards For RI Teacher's Colleges More Veterans Enrolling at RIC http://ripr.org/post/more-veterans-enrolling-ric <p></p><p></p><p>Rhode Island College has seen a nearly 60 percent increase in the number of veterans on campus since 2009.</p><p>RIC has taken steps to better serve veterans, including opening a Veterans’ Resource Center, which helps connect veterans to a wide variety of services, including federal and state tuition assistance.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:51:31 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 24608 at http://ripr.org More Veterans Enrolling at RIC Uncovering The Secrets Of A Historic Providence Cemetery http://ripr.org/post/uncovering-secrets-historic-providence-cemetery <p>At Rhode Island College an ambitious project is underway. A group of faculty and students is building online tours of the capital city’s historic North Burial Ground.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Rhode Island College political science professor Francis Leazes admits he’s hooked on cemeteries. And in his view there is no finer from an historical perspective than Providence’s North Burial Ground on North Main Street.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:46:58 +0000 Flo Jonic 24243 at http://ripr.org Uncovering The Secrets Of A Historic Providence Cemetery RI State Police Crack Down on Underage Drinking http://ripr.org/post/ri-state-police-crack-down-underage-drinking <p>State police are going all out this year to combat underage drinking. A task force has been monitoring places where underage drinking has historically been a problem.</p><p>State police Colonel Steven O’Donnell said a task force comprised of state, municipal and campus police has been formed to address the problem of underage drinking.&nbsp;&nbsp; Since the beginning of September</p><p></p><p>they’ve investigated 30 nightclubs and several house parties near college campuses. Twenty-six people were summoned to appear in court on charges of alcohol possession by an underage person.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:48:59 +0000 Flo Jonic 21938 at http://ripr.org RI State Police Crack Down on Underage Drinking