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2015 Housing Fact Book Shows Rhode Islanders Struggle with Housing Costs

October 2, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I., – The 2015 Housing Fact Book released today by HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University (HWRI) includes a slew of new housing indicators that paint a more detailed picture of housing throughout the Ocean State. The figures released in the Housing Fact Book show a persistent housing cost burden for Rhode Island homeowners and renters alike, but particularly for the state’s lower and middle income groups.
“Our analysis of additional indicators found that the state’s low vacancy rate, low rates of new housing authorized by building permits, and high costs of construction have resulted in housing costs that are high relative to incomes in Rhode Island,” said Nicole Lagace, director of HWRI.  “For the past decade, these housing costs have outpaced the incomes for Rhode Islanders at all income levels.”

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RWU Arboretum a Reality as Bristol Campus Earns Accreditation

October 8, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – With a pledge to steward the significant collection of trees on campus and to contribute urban forestry expertise on planting efforts with community partners across Rhode Island, Roger Williams University has become an internationally accredited arboretum.

The University earned the arboretum credential from the Morton Arboretum’s ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program – which establishes standards and guidelines for arboreta around the world – in recognition of the collection of trees on the Bristol campus, which is home to more than 30 species of native and specimen trees.

The Roger Williams University Arboretum claims the distinction of being one of only two college campuses in Rhode Island – and joining a select group of 14 other colleges and universities in New England – to earn ArbNet accreditation.

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Homecoming & Family Weekend: President's Jazz Brunch

Plan to meet up with your students before leaving Bristol to enjoy a wonderful Jazz Brunch! Tickets required.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Special Performance

Doors open at 7:45 p.m. for this PG-13 special performance.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: King and Queen Coronation

Share in the Homecoming tradition of crowning the Homecoming King and Queen as this ceremony kicks off the Autumn Fest afternoon.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Autumn Luncheon

Enjoy an all-campus autumn themed lunch in the Campus Recreation Center and stay for the soccer games and Coronation Ceremony. Tickets required.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Midnight Madness

Sponsored by Campus Entertainment Network, come out and show your Hawk Pride for RWU Athletics! Cheer on our winter sports team at a night of high energy music, dancing, competitions, and prizes. Midnight Madness is for student, family, and alumni to show their RWU Spirit.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Casino Night

Come enjoy the excitement and the feel of a real casino at Casino Night without the worries of losing your shirt! Sit down at one of the many gaming tables which will include blackjack, roulette, Caribbean poker, or "go all in" at Texas hold 'em. Don't miss the opportunity to feel like a high roller or just come and join us for an evening of fun. Casino Night will also have a Dance Dance Revolution Tournament.

Coming Out Day: Candlelight Vigil

Vigil to celebrate Coming Out Day and pay respect to those who have paved the way to allow Coming Out Day to be possible. The Candlelight Vigil is a beautiful ceremony led by Reverend Nancy.

Coming Out Day: Queerbaret

SAFE will be hosting an open mic night! The Queerbaret will have a laid-back coffeehouse vibe and there will be coffee, tea and cake.