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.
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.
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.
Join the IC for the first international students trip of the semester: snow tubing! We will be traveling to Ski Ward Ski Resort in Massachusetts for an afternoon of snow tubing. Eight trails, 2 lifts, and over 200 tubes are waiting for you to enjoy! Come experience some of the fun winter activities that New England has to offer! You will need to wear warm clothes, including gloves, hats, and warm/waterproof pants. Bring or buy your lunch at the resort- affordable vendors are available! When: Saturday, February 8. Time: Depart from the Recreation Center at 10 am. Cost: $10 (to be paid prior to the trip). Space is limited - sign up and pay in the IC today to reserve your spot! Any questions? Email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRISTOL, R.I. – Discover that an accidental gulp of seawater contains about 100,000 marine viruses, or how the hit show Breaking Bad undermines the family defense theory – and much more – in the recap of all the stories reported in the inaugural semester of the “10 on Tuesday” feature series.
Kicking off this semester, the “10 on Tuesday” series provided a fresh take on university initiatives, research projects, campus happenings and more. Via faculty members, students and visiting lecturers (to name just a few sources), the series leverages the expertise on campus to examine new research, ideas and visions for tackling issues big and small.
Missed any of the weekly stories? Here’s another chance to read through the maiden series line-up:
“That kind of singing is so fabulous. It truly just goes all the way up to the ceiling of the atrium – over the top and to the roof. When the sound comes out of Prism of Praise, it just takes your breath away,” said concert co-organizer Rev. Nancy Soukup, director the University’s Spiritual Life Program.
Editor's note: This story is part of the10 on Tuesday series, which provides a fresh take on interesting university initiatives, research projects, campus happenings and more.
BRISTOL, R.I. – Imagine facing this choice: abandon your family and flee for your life into the New England winter wilderness with nothing more than a compass and a bit of corn paste, or surrender to captors who will bore a hole through your tongue, cut off your ears and starve you to death in a medieval jail cell. Twice in his lifetime, Roger Williams evaded oppressors bent on silencing his outspoken advocacy for religious toleration and individual freedoms.
Stop by the Intercultural Center for an afternoon study break and Arabic tea and sweets.
The RWU community is excited to celebrate the 14th Annual International Education Week. This week-long celebration of cross-cultural experiences highlights our study-abroad programs and the international student population at RWU. It is meant to generate enthusiasm, spark new dialogues, broaden horizons, and encourage new ideas to expand international perspectives. Authentic International Cuisine will also be served in the Commons throughout the week in honor of International Education Week! These events are co-sponsored by the Intercultural Center and the Center for Global and International Programs.