BRISTOL, R.I. – In April 2008, journalist and filmmaker David Wilson reignited a national dialog on today’s race issues by releasing a groundbreaking documentary film, “Meeting David Wilson.” The film followed his journey to North Carolina where he not only discovered the plantation where his relatives were enslaved, but also a descendent of the slave master: a 62-year-old white man also named David Wilson.
On Tuesday, April 1, members of the public are invited to spend an evening with Wilson, learn more about his transformative journey and discuss America’s racial divide as part of the President’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – New data released today by the Latino Policy Institute (LPI) at Roger Williams University and HousingWorks RI reveals a persistent housing cost burden for Latino renter households in Rhode Island. The new infographic measures the decreased purchasing power facing these Latino households by quantifying the amount of money being spent on housing.
Three quarters of Latino households in Rhode Island rent, compared to 40 percent of households statewide. More than half of these Latino households are considered housing cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. Moreover, one-third of Latino renter households are severely housing-burdened, spending more than 50 percent of their income on housing.
BRISTOL, R.I. — In a culture of cashless payments, personal mobile payment services such as Popmoney are struggling for visibility in a crowded market of social banking apps – enter RWU public relations students Jacqueline Bole, Margaret Sullivan, Alie Dessert, Joey Milanes, and Jamie Warner.
Each year a team of five students from the RWU public relations program are selected to compete in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman competition - a nationwide case study competition where students are required to research, plan, implement and evaluate a public relations campaign for a real client.
Presentation with Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young will highlight Inauguration Week 2011 events; reception with Ambassador Young to immediately follow.
About Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young
For a university that prides itself on creating a healthy exchange of ideas on the most pressing questions facing society and seeks to instill in its graduates a drive to serve the broader public interest, the chance to host Andrew Young as an honored guest and participant during Inauguration Week 2011 is opportune.
A representative of the Washington Center's (TWC) Washington, D.C., program will be on campus to talk about the program. Representatives are available at other times by appointment and in the GHH lobby. For more information, contact Professor Speakman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives of RWU's two Washington, D.C., semester/summer programs will be on campus on February 24, 25 and 27. The Washington Internship Institute (WII) will hold an info session on February 24 at 2 p.m. in FCAS 116. The Washington Center's (TWC) info session will be on February 27 at 2 p.m. in FCAS 116. Representatives are available at other times by appointment and in the GHH lobby. For more information, contact Professor Speakman at email@example.com.
When acclaimed journalist David Wilson traced his genealogy to North Carolina, he not only discovered the plantation where his relatives were enslaved, but also a descendent of the slave master: a 62-year-old white man named David Wilson.
BRISTOL, R.I. – Well into the second year of Affordable Excellence, what began as an engaging dialog about the issues of cost, debt and jobs in higher education has taken root at Roger Williams. Ideas have been put into action via Community Partnerships Center projects, University-wide efforts to best prepare students for careers and competitive job markets and strategic initiatives to both freeze and guarantee tuition for as long as fiscally possible.
The RWU Honors Program and the RWU Library will co-sponsor a book discussion of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath." Leading the discussion will be James Tackach, Professor of English, and Jennifer Stevens, Associate Professor of History / American Studies.
This book discussion is part of the 14th Annual Professor John Howard Birss Jr. Memorial Lecture Series. A keynote address will be delivered by Robert DeMott, Ohio University distinguished professor of American literature emeritus, on Wednesday, February 26 at 4 p.m. in FCAS 162. A special library exhibition — John Steinbeck and "The Grapes of Wrath" — will be held through March 9 in the University Library during regular hours of operation.
BRISTOL, R.I. – As the technology landscape continues to evolve and outpace many institutions, a partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., has catapulted Roger Williams University to the head of the class via a virtual desktop infrastructure (also known as the rCloud) that mirrors – and in some cases exceeds – the professional environment that students can expect to encounter upon graduation. In a matter of months, the first phase implementation of this multi-year educational technology initiative has enhanced collaborative learning and reduced technology costs to students working in technology-intensive programs as the University continues to set new standards for “affordable excellence” in higher education.