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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.

Five Questions With: Kevin Folan

Kevin Folan started last month as head of school at Providence Country Day School, a private middle and high school in East Providence. Previously,...

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...

PC, RIC, Bryant collaborate to get grant for nuclear magnetic resonance...

PROVIDENCE – Providence College will use a $288,300 grant from the National Science Foundation to help pay for the purchasing of a nuclear magnetic...
BROWN UNIVERSITY says it finished the fiscal year 2019 with $420.6 million in donations and gifts, a record for the Ivy League school. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University raises a record $420.6M in donations in fiscal 2019

PROVIDENCE – Gifts and donation commitments to Brown University totaled a record $420.6 million in the fiscal year 2019, eclipsing last year's record-setting mark...

Five Questions With: Sara Enright

In just a few weeks, a new group of Community College of Rhode Island students will participate in Rhode Island Promise, the scholarship program...
INVOLVED: Jim Boscov is the chairman and CEO of Boscov’s, billed as the nation’s largest family-owned department store, which is moving into the former Nordstrom location at Providence Place mall. He said running a business doesn’t happen from an office, but rather on the sales floor.
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An outlier comes to Providence Place

While other department stores have closed as sales slip away with changing consumer preferences and a migration online, Reading, Pa.-based Boscov’s is an outlier....
INVOLVED: Jim Boscov is the chairman and CEOALTERNATIVE SERVICES: The Providence Place mall has evolved to compete with online shopping and e-retailers by adding alternative services such as the CycleBar cycling studio and renting space to Comprehensive Community Action Program for a “skills center” that offers computer and language classes, as well as job-training workshops.   / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New stores help Providence Place evolve

To many, the closure of Nordstrom at Providence Place mall was a disheartening blow for the capital city, and further proof online shopping is...
JENNIFER TIDEY, left, and Peter Monti, both professors at Brown University's School of Public Health, will lead a newly funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence focused on substance misuse and chronic disease. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY/NICK DENTAMARO

Brown using $12.5M NIH grant to fund research on substance misuse,...

PROVIDENCE — Brown University has been awarded a $12.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch a new Center of Biomedical...

RISD vice president takes research and planning job at Boston...

PROVIDENCE – Mara Hermano, vice president in integrated planning at Rhode Island School of Design, has been hired as vice president of institutional research...

Five Questions With: Dan Swedits

Dan Swedits, a certified public accountant and audit supervisor at Blum, Shapiro & Co., is one of a group of firm employees who have...

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