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Emily Gowdey-Backus joined Providence Business News as a staff writer in April 2016. She is a native of Connecticut and holds a Master’s Degree in international journalism from Cardiff University. Emily covers the education, workforce development, hospitality and tourism, and nonprofit beats for the newspaper.Photo Credit: Love & Perry Photography
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE was one of two Rhode Island-based groups to receive funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in the spring 2018 round of grants. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Local groups win Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts grants

PROVIDENCE - Two Providence-based institutions - the Alliance of Artists Communities and Providence College Galleries - were among the 42 most recent recipients of Andy...
After revision of the April CCI report saw the status rise from 67 to 75, the May CCI was measured at 92 per Lardaro's latest report released Monday. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI reaches low 90s for second time in 2018

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Tied with February for the highest measure this year, Rhode Island's Current Conditions Index rose 17 points to 92 in May...
Three and 2.5 percent tuition increases were approved for undergraduate students at all four of the University of Massachusetts campuses on Friday by the school's board of trustees. / COURTESY OF UMASS

2018-19 tuition increases approved by UMass board

PROVIDENCE — Undergraduate tuition increases of 2.5 percent (in-state) and 3 percent (out-of-state) across all four University of Massachusetts undergraduate campuses was approved by the...
ON FRIDAY, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's board of trustees approved the first phase of the campus-wide facilities and land use plan. It will include the construction of new first-year housing and renovations to the 1969 science and engineering academic building. / COURTESY UMASS DARTMOUTH

Phase 1 of UMass Dartmouth facilities, land use master plan approved

DARTMOUTH - Phase one of the facilities and land use master plan, announced by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in February, was approved by...
BY EXECUTIVE ORDER THURSDAY, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo designated Sunday, July 29 as the 2018 Governor's Bay Day. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the local tradition. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Raimondo selects July 29 as 2018 Governor’s Bay Day

PROVIDENCE - Marking the 30th anniversary of the local tradition, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order naming Sunday, July 29 as the...
BARBARA WOLFE / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

URI dean honored as distinguished alumna of Yale School of Nursing

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Barbara Wolfe, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island, was honored by the Yale School of...
AMY KULPER / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Five Questions With: Amy Kulper

Amy Kulper took up the mantle as Rhode Island School of Design’s head of the architecture department effective July 1, 2017. Previously, Kulper served...
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WARWICK /

Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick hosts 40th annual charity golf...

WARWICK – The 40th annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick charity golf tournament will be held at the Warwick Country Club Sept. 17.Registration...
SAVE THE BAY SWIM / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Save The Bay Swim added to Waterkeeper Alliance’s SPLASH series

PROVIDENCE – The annual Save The Bay swimming of Narragansett Bay was added to the Waterkeeper Alliance’s eighth annual SPLASH event series earlier this...
MAKO SHARK / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/GEORGE SCHELLENGER

URI to host first Summer Shark Camp for local high school...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Students from Central Falls High School and Paul Cuffee High School in Providence were recruited by the University of Rhode Island...
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