By Kinverly Dicupe and Rekha Rosha on June 27, 2017
For students like me, who are eligible for the full Pell Grant (federal funding for college students), community college is already free. That means the RI Promise Scholarship does not change anything for folks like me. But in its original form, it would have covered the gap between federal funding and the tuition at RIC or URI.
By Steve Ahlquist on May 11, 2017
“I want to go to college, but low-income students like me have to rely on student loans that don’t even cover the full price,” said Jayleen Salcedo, a senior at Classical High School and a member of the Providence Student Union (PSU).
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By Bob Plain on March 16, 2017
Governor Gina Raimondo told the House Finance Committee that her proposal to make two years of public college free to local high school students “could be a game changer for Rhode Island.” The Rhode Island Promise proposal, she explained, “is all about making sure Rhode Islanders are getting all the good jobs that businesses are […]
By Bob Plain on February 22, 2017
Michelle Terminesi, of Wakefield, has a son in college and a daughter on the way. She and her husband don’t really know how they are going to pay for it. “We have two people in our family who are trying to make a better life for themselves through college,” she said yesterday, while speaking at […]
By Bob Plain on January 16, 2017
Taking a page out of Bernie Sanders’ playbook, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced today a plan to offer free tuition to Rhode Islanders at the the three public colleges in the state. “We are going to stand up and make the college dream a reality for every Rhode Islander who wants it,” Raimondo is […]
By Planned Parenthood Votes! RI PAC on March 1, 2016
Our Reproductive Freedom Teach-In is on March 2nd from 6:30-8:30. Join us to learn why abortion rights are at risk in Rhode Island and what we can do about it! We are excited to announce our teach-in panelists who will lead us in a discussion on reproductive freedom. Learn more about the Supreme Court Case […]
By Bob Plain on May 3, 2012
Nationally-regarded sustainability expert Jim Merkel will be speaking at Rhode Island College tonight at 7 p.m. “He is by far one of the most respected thinkers on the topic in the country,” according to an email announcing the talk. “I guarantee that you will come away thinking about this world differently.” The author of “Radical […]