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December 18, 2014
Education
Education
2012 News Countdown: Education Commissioner recovers from brain surgery By CATHERINE WELCH
It was a busy year in the Ocean State, and Rhode Island Public Radio's counting down the top ten news stories of 2012. At number eight - is Education Commissioner Deborah Gists' recovery from brain surgery.
2012 News Countdown: Brown U gains new president By ELIZABETH HARRISON
Brown University welcomed a new commander-in-chief after the 11-year tenure of the popular Ruth Simmons. The school's choice, Christina Hull Paxson, is an economist, who most recently led the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.
2012 News Countdown: Brown U gains new president By FLO JONIC
Brown University welcomed a new commander-in-chief after the 11-year tenure of the popular Ruth Simmons. The school's choice, Christina Hull Paxson, is an economist, who most recently led the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.
Lessons and Carols at Brown University By NATALIE JABLONSKI
It's Christmas Eve and if you're like millions of listeners around the globe, you might be planning to tune in to the service called A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast from King's College in England. Brown University has its own such 96 year tradition.
RI school is trying new approach to old (math) problem By BRIAN JONES
What's the most difficult math problem you can think of? How about adding a grocery list in your head Or doing long division without a calculator? Maybe the hardest problem of all is how to teach math. One Newport school is the first in Rhode Island to try an approach pioneered in Singapore - putting that country at the head of the class internationally.
URI faculty union rallies around professor's NRA tweet By FLO JONIC
The faculty union at the University of Rhode Island is backing a professor who has received death threats after sending out tweets that called for the head of National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre.
URI distancing itself from history prof's tweet By CATHERINE WELCH
The president of the University of Rhode Island is putting distance between the university and a professor who tweeted inflammatory comments about the National Rifle Association.