Stories of the semester
As the semester draws to a close, SALVEtoday looks back at the stories that shaped our fall. Listed below in order of page views, these five stories had the highest readership on SALVEtoday this semester.
#1: U.S. News ranks Salve Regina among nation’s best
Read the story | Posted on Sept. 10, 2109
Salve Regina’s overall ranking among the best institutions of higher education in the United States climbed five places in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges survey, and the University was also hailed in categories for best undergraduate teaching, best value school, best college for veterans and top performer on social mobility.
In addition to being ranked 23rd overall (up from 28th last year) in the publication’s Regional Universities – North category, Salve Regina ranked 28th in best undergraduate teaching, climbed two spots to 11th in best colleges for veterans, ranked 31st as a best value school and ranked 114th in a new category, top performer on social mobility.
#2: Report: Salve’s long-term ROI ranks in top 8 percent nationwide
Read the story | Posted on Nov. 21, 2019
Salve Regina’s undergraduate degrees rank in the top 8 percent of colleges in the United States when it comes to long-term return on investment. According to a report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, the University’s 40-year “net present value,” which estimates how future earnings are valued in the present, was determined to be $1.08 million. That places Salve Regina at No. 350 out of 4,500 institutions that were assessed.
#3: New library cafe expands dining options on campus
Read the story | Posted on Sept. 6, 2019
Sodexo expanded its dining options on campus with the opening of a new cafe in McKillop Library, filling the void left by the closure of Global Cafe last spring. The cafe features everything students need to keep fueled while in the library, including Starbucks beverages and an assortment of freshly baked pastries and desserts.
“The new cafe provides a comfortable gathering space that is reminiscent of the coffeeshops found in Barnes & Noble,” said Mark Rodrigues, Sodexo’s general manager. “It offers extended hours and meal exchange options, ensuring that students don’t have to step away from studying to enjoy a snack or meal.”
#4: Faculty recognized as Presidential, Antone award winners
Read the story | Posted on Oct. 23, 2019
President Kelli J. Armstrong announced this year’s recipients of both the Presidential Faculty Award and the Sister M. Therese Antone Academic Excellence Award.
The Presidential Faculty Award was presented to Dr. Esther Alarcon-Arana, assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages, while recipients of the Sister M. Therese Antone Academic Excellence Award were Dr. Dean de la Motte, professor in the Department of Modern Languages, and Dr. Jameson Chace, professor and chairman of the Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies.
#5: Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong to be inaugurated as Salve Regina’s eighth president
Read the story | Posted on Sept. 11, 2019
Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong was inaugurated as Salve Regina’s eighth president Sept. 20 when the campus community gathered for a full day of events to kick off a theme for the academic year: “The Mercy Promise: A Celebration of Our Community, Collaboration and the Creative Spirit.”
Armstrong, who succeeded Dr. Jane Gerety, RSM, officially began her duties as president in July. She is the first layperson to serve as president of the University, which was founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Coinciding with Armstrong’s inauguration, the University celebrated Mercy Week with several events Sept. 18-26.