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William Hamilton joined Providence Business News as the special projects editor in February 2019. Before that, he had been a content editor and Sunday business editor at The Providence Journal. He was a PBN staff writer from 2007 to 2011, and had previously written and edited for the Fall River Herald News, the Pawtucket Times and the Kent County Daily Times. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.
Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. died Friday at the age of 78. COURTESY R.I. JUDICIARY

Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. dies...

PROVIDENCE – Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr., who had served in that role for 18 years, died at home...

Five Questions With: John King

For years, video games have been seen in many circles as a mind-numbing, time-wasting sedentary activity that keeps children – and young adults, for...

Five Questions With: Andrew Bikash

University of Rhode Island students Andrew Bikash and Ben Grossman saw a need on campus, and they've developed an app to meet that need....

Five Questions With: Marcela Betancur

When the results of the 2018-2019 Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System were released last week, they showed that the overall performance of students in...
ROSANNE SOMERSON is president of the Rhode Island School of Design. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN/JO SITTENFELD

Five Questions With: Rosanne Somerson

The Rhode Island School of Design announced earlier this month that it would use a $10 million anonymous donation – the largest ever received...
THE REV. KENNTH R. SICARD will become Providence College's 13th president on July 1, 2020. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College names Rev. Sicard as its next president

PROVIDENCE – Providence College announced Friday that the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard will become the college's next president when Father Brian J. Shanley steps...

New England Tech adds cybersecurity, nursing master’s degree programs

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology has announced it will start offering two new master's degree programs in October, one in...

Five Questions With: Cody J. Fino

The Community College of Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Westerly Education Center, Real Jobs Rhode Island and the R.I. Department of Labor and...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S endowment has grown to an all-time high of $4.2 billion as of June 30, the university reported Friday. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown’s endowment grows to $4.2B with strong 12.4% investment return

PROVIDENCE – Brown University’s investment portfolio posted a 12.4% return for the fiscal year that ended June 30, boosting Brown’s endowment to an all-time...
WINNERS OF THE PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS Business Excellence Awards will be celebrated during a dinner at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Nov. 7.

White, Machtley lead honorees in 2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards

PROVIDENCE – Laurie White, longtime president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, is being honored for Business Leadership in Providence Business News’ 19th...
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