BRISTOL, R.I. – Judge Edward C. Clifton has joined the faculty of Roger Williams University School of Law, where he will collaborate with students to conduct research on racial and ethnic fairness in the courts.
Clifton, who retired from the Rhode Island Superior Court in June after more than two decades on the bench, has also served as a judge on the Providence Municipal Court and the Rhode Island District Court. At RWU Law, his title is distinguished jurist in residence.
“Judge Clifton has much to offer our students as well as the entire law school and university community,” said RWU Law Dean Michael J. Yelnosky. “In addition to his sterling reputation as a jurist, he has worked tirelessly to address issues of inequality in the legal profession and in the treatment of litigants by the courts.”
Clifton said he looks forward to the challenging task.
BRISTOL, R.I. – Roger Williams University has joined The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a consortium of colleges and universities that purposefully integrate liberal education, professional studies and civic engagement.
“The approach to education at Roger Williams University mirrors that of our members,” said Nancy Hensel, president of NAC&U. “Their emphasis on blending strong liberal arts programs with well-regarded professional schools while providing experiential education through community service, study abroad and undergraduate research makes Roger Williams an ideal fit for our organization.”
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.
NEWPORT, R.I. – With plans for numerous projects throughout the year – including planting trees and helping to envision urban forest renewal across the city – students and faculty in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP) at Roger Williams University have embarked on a partnership with the Newport Tree Society to develop a citywide arboretum.