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STATE OFFICIALS have awarded 12 local nonprofits $120,000 in grants from its new RI Gives Vax Challenge vaccine incentive program. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

R.I. Gives Vax Challenge awards $120K to 12 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – For the second time this week, local nonprofits became beneficiaries of grants thanks to more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Gov. Daniel J....

Young professionals honored at PBN’s 40 Under Forty ceremony

WARWICK – Forty young business professionals were honored Thursday at Aldrich Mansion for their efforts in the workplace and community at Providence Business News’...
JOYFUL ENDEAVOR: Providence College President the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard remembers being impressed with the Dominican friars when he was a PC student. It drew him to their community.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PC president looks to market Friars’ brand on national level

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) The Rev. Kenneth...
WORK SITE: Amy Grzybowski, future director of a planned higher education center in northern Rhode ­Island, visits the building in downtown Woonsocket that will be converted into the center by late 2021 or early 2022. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Downtown Woonsocket getting a higher-ed boost

The workforce in southern Rhode Island got a helping hand in getting crucial training when the state opened the Westerly Education Center four years...

R.I.’s new guard in higher ed

The region is in the midst of a changing of the guard among higher education leaders. Since 2019, five new college administrators have taken the...
THE COMEBACK: Jennifer Vinalon returned to the classroom at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus 10 years after she stopped pursuing a bachelor’s degree. She graduated in the spring and was a commencement speaker. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some college focus on persuading older students to finish what they started

Graduating college is a milestone for many, perhaps more so in a pandemic. For Jennifer Vinalon, the diploma holds even more significance. Vinalon, 37, earned...
Peter George

Memorizing presentations can lead to trouble

I cannot count how many times I have been asked, “Am I supposed to memorize my presentation?” My standard – and slightly confusing – answer...

Job Lot Charitable Foundation provides police with bicycles

SMOOTH RIDES: The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation recently donated 26 new GenZe E222B electric bicycles, each one valued at $1,300, to the...
Niko Tracksdorf

URI professor earns Nelson Brooks Award

NIKO TRACKSDORF, a University of Rhode Island assistant professor of German and associate director of the German International Engineering Program, has received the Nelson...

Joi-Danielle Whitehead

2021 40 Under Forty Awards Joi-DanIelle Whitehead | 39 | Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access, Brown University, Division of Pre-College and Summer...

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