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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.
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...
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN has released a new strategic plan called "NEXT: RISD 2020-2027."

Expanded research, diversity, sustainability key parts of new RISD strategic plan

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design has unveiled a new eight-year strategic plan that will put more emphasis on diversity and sustainability...
A SIGN IN THE WINDOW at Bed, Bath & Beyond in Providence Place mall announced the store's closing. PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

Bed, Bath & Beyond says its Providence Place mall store is...

PROVIDENCE – Bed, Bath & Beyond, one of the early tenants of Providence Place when the urban mall opened two decades ago, says it...

Five Questions With: Howie Sneider

The nonprofit industrial arts organization Steel Yard on Tuesday celebrated its grand reopening of its 3.8-acre campus at 27 Sims Ave. in Providence, after...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN says the Rayon Foundation Trust to benefit the study of textiles at RISD recently matured with a value of $19.9 million.

75-year-old trust provides RISD with $19.9M gift, the school’s largest

PROVIDENCE – A trust started in 1944 to support textiles studies at the Rhode Island School of Design has provided RISD with a $19.9...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE has been ranked the No. 1 regional university in the North by U.S. News & World Report. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Brown remains No.14 nationally, PC hits No. 1 regionally in U.S....

PROVIDENCE – Brown University ranked No. 14 among top national universities and Providence College was deemed the No. 1 regional university in the north...
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