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The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced in its monthly report Thursday afternoon. more
Changes at Ava Anderson, the state’s failed “Cooler & Warmer” tourism campaign, top young chefs and a former Hasbro executive’s take on politics and philanthropy were among the most-read stories on PBN.com in 2016, according to Google Analytics. more
Fifty-one students claimed they were sexually assaulted by faculty, staff and classmates at St. George’s School during the 1970s and 1980s, according to a report released Thursday by Boston firm Foley Hoag and reported by The Boston Globe. more
(Updated 1:10 p.m.) Medicaid Director Anya Rader Wallack will leave her position at the end of September to take a position with the Brown University School of Public Health. more
Malala Yousafzai, the 19-year-old Pakistani girls’ and children’s education activist, addressed a sold-out crowd at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Thursday evening where she talked about women’s equality and the impact of education in fighting terrorism. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday honored 17 schools designated as 2016 Commended Schools by the R.I. Department of Education. more
Thomas M. Ryan, a member of the University of Rhode Island’s Class of 1975 and former chairman and CEO of CVS Health Corp., was elected as chairman of the URI Foundation board of directors, the school announced Tuesday. more
Feinstein Leadership Scholarships, which will help Feinstein Junior Scholars attend Roger Williams University, were recently established by local philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein through a $500,000 gift made to RWU, according to a Monday announcement by the university. more
Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC donated a $500,000 grant to establish Hassenfeld Projects at Roger Williams University, a three-year initiative to expand and enhance the use of experiential education, RWU announced Tuesday. more
(Updated 6:40 p.m.) Rhode Island legislative leaders on Wednesday revealed an early divide over a proposal that would provide two years of free tuition to college students who maintain at least a 2.0 GPA at the state’s public institutions. more
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