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SEVEN RHODE ISLAND and two Massachusetts schools were on Forbes' "America's Top Colleges 2019" list.

9 local colleges among Forbes’ top 650

PROVIDENCE – Forbes has ranked seven Rhode Island schools and two Bristol County, Mass., schools among the best 650 four-year, degree-granting institutions in the...

PBN names 2019 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies

PROVIDENCE – Twenty local companies have earned a spot on Providence Business News’  2019 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, and 14 organizations were...

Five Questions With: Michael Fein

Michael Fein has been appointed dean of Johnson & Wales University’s John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences at the Providence campus. He...
CARRYING A COMPANY: RISD graduate Michael Harris has founded Grayman Studios, a consulting company for producers of luggage and other soft goods.
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After school, he made travel his new career path

After graduating in 1998 from the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Harris pursued a career that took him to luggage manufacturer and retailer...
GOOD FIT: Guillermo Perez, right, helps Gary Balletto get hooked up to a stationary bike made for people with paralysis at an adaptive gym Balletto created inside the Cranston YMCA. Balletto has a spinal cord injury and wanted to give others with similar injuries and disabilities a chance to work out with everyone else.
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With specialized equipment, many now can find fitness and social interaction...

Noise, chatter and a feeling of camaraderie are typical of most fitness center visits. Gym-goers are rarely alone, sweating it out, even if conversation...
NO TEACHING AID: Students having smartphones in school has become an issue as they become more of a distraction than a potential learning tool.
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As school districts battle student distraction, smartphones take center stage

The power of the smartphone to bring worldwide connectivity to the palm of a hand has transformed people’s daily lives. In public school classrooms, though,...

Women’s Transportation Seminar names Pare Corp. 2019 Employer of the Year

AMY ARCHER is an engineer at Lincoln-based engineering firm Pare Corp., which was recently awarded the 2019 Employer of the Year Award from the...

For blacks, housing crisis endures

Here’s one way the 2008 financial crisis is still very much with us: For black Americans, homeownership is more out of reach than it...

Bill to streamline bankruptcy process for small businesses moves to president

PROVIDENCE – Congress has approved legislation to streamline bankruptcy procedures and provide new tools for small-business owners. Co-sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Rep....
EDUCATION CONFERENCE: The New England chapter of the national Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will hold a Rhode Island Telehealth and Cybersecurity Professional Development and Education Conference on Aug. 22 at Salve Regina University in Newport.
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Editor’s Choice: Professional-development conference to focus on health care, cybersecurity

EDITOR’S CHOICE Professional-development conference targets health, IT THE NEW ENGLAND chapter of the national Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will hold a Rhode...
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