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Mike Salerno

President Dooley talks economic development, diversity, football with media

President David M. Dooley told members of the Rhode Island media Wednesday morning that the University and the Rhode Island Foundation share a sense of urgency about the need to rebuild the state’s economy.

“If someone was on life support, you would behave with a sense of urgency,” Dooley told a gathering of media, members of the Rhode Island Foundation and URI officials. “The Rhode Island economy is on life support and we need a sense of urgency.”

Dooley referenced the fable of The Tortoise and the Hare. “In the fable the tortoise wins, but we know that is a fable. Slow and steady never wins any race. The hare always wins.”

He said the state, like the nation is no longer the fastest...


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