It’s NCAA tournament time – do you know what conference your favorite team plays in? For New England college basketball fans, the last two years of conference realignment have brought dizzying change, including the breakup of former regional stalwart the Big East. While local schools such as Providence College are pursuing their future in a new regional Catholic league, the organization that was the Big East remains headquartered in Providence, even as it rebrands itself as a national conference. more
In 2012, Sandra Potter founded Bryant Ventures – originally called Entrepreneurs on Campus – an entrepreneurial component of the global entrepreneurship program at Bryant University. She became director of the global program in February 2013. more
At the Smith Hill Early Childhood Learning Center in Providence, enrollment for children has almost doubled over two years with improved ratings from BrightStars, a nonprofit that is expanding to meet the demand for quality child care.
Bristol County Savings Bank, through its charitable arm the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Pawtucket advisory board, recently awarded $25,000 to Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center.
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Jeremiah T. O’Grady, D-Lincoln, has proposed setting guidelines that encourage the use of healthier cleaning products in schools. The move is intended to prevent suffering and lost school days among the many children with asthma.
BOSTON – The former president and CEO of the National Graduate School For Quality Management Inc., in Falmouth, Mass., has been sued for breaching his “fiduciary duty to the institution” by collecting excessive compensation and other benefits from the school, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced.
Princeton University, the fifth- richest college in the U.S., agreed to increase its voluntary and one-time contributions to the town of Princeton, N.J., to more than $24 million during the next seven years.
Adriana Dawson stepped in to deepen the connection between Rhode Island’s educational and business communities on March 31 through a newly created position at Roger Williams University. She will work with companies across the state from the university’s Bristol campus, as well as from a Providence office. more
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