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Bristol, R.I- Science, Math, Technology and Engineering are an increase job market with innovations in today’s technology. As for women, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce they hold almost half of the representation in the job market, but only 25 percent of STEM positions.
Coming Tuesday, a video article about women in the engineering field from female engineers on the Roger Williams Campus.
Bristol, R.I- Diversity is not only about how different everyone is but about being able to learn from another persons experiences. In college, as a student, you are able to explore and learn from not only the educational material but also the experience you get being surrounded by peers of all backgrounds.
Roger Williams University may rave and rant about how important diversity is to their community but the problem is a lot more than a lecture and few discussions can fix. The problem lies in the fact almost 75 percent of the student body and a little more than 87 percent of the faculty is caucasian.
“Saying we have a handle on it, is the problem” American Studies Professor Mr. Aaron Allen expressed about how the school views its hold on the diversity problem on campus. He explained that once we think we’re done and the problem is solved we have already failed a problem like this, it is a continuous cycle.
“I remember touring this school and seeing nothing but white people. It was weird that it took me about 10 minutes to find a minority on campus.” Senior, Jaylen Jennings reminisced about his first experiences on the RWU campus.
“They want a more diverse campus but don’t offer the means to get there.” RWU Junior, Nick Jamrog brought up when he gave examples what he has taken away from his job in the school admissions office.
“Give them a reason why they should come here.” Professor Autumn Quezada de Tavarez brought up a specific idea about how she felt the school could move forward on the diversity fight for campus.
The biggest way, she said, is to connect with those students who show promise, especially in urban and inner city areas, get them connected with professors who go out and speak to these students, ignite their interest, and show them a way to awaiting opportunities.
Bristol R.I- Being away at college, even if it is only a 20 minute drive down the road, makes you sometimes miss the sense of home.
Five minutes from the city of Providence and five minutes from the Massachusetts state lines, this little square is a little pitstop between states.
It’s the type of town where everybody knows everybody, you still see the friends you had in high school and everything takes under five minutes to get to.
East Providence is made up of three towns in one, Riverside, Rumford, and Central East Providence.
The East Bay Pike Bath has always been a little hidden gem. You go to run by the water and feel a cool breeze, or to watch the city light up the night sky.
The path is one of the state’s best known running trails along Narragansett bay. It runs through Bristol all the way down to India Point Park in Providence. This 14-mile path is part of a larger trail that stretches from Maine to Florida.
The nature trail stretches across several parks from Colt State Park in Bristol, through Burr’s Hill Park and Veterans Memorial Park down to Haines Memorial State Park in Barrington.
The paved path is perfect for biking, running and other activities to see many different places at the same time.
This small town across the bay from the bustling city sometimes does not feel so small anymore and reminds those there’s always more outside these city lines.