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High school financial education bill advances in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island high schools are poised to offer financial literacy classes starting in the 2022-23 school year under legislation that has been...
THE NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE of Technology announced Monday that it will require all students who wish to be on campus next fall to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

New England Tech to require students to be vaccinated before fall

EAST GREENWICH – Another local independent college will require students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to campus in the fall. The New...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION and Gov. Daniel J. McKee jointly announced Monday that they are launching the $150,000 initiative to help enhance the growth and support of minority-owned businesses across Rhode Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation, McKee administration launch $150K initiative to support minority-owned businesses

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation and Gov. Daniel J. McKee jointly announced Monday that they are launching the $150,000 initiative to help enhance...

RI Bio creates nonprofit foundation

PROVIDENCE – RI Bio has announced the launch of a new nonprofit foundation created to support the trade group’s work in life sciences. According to...
Cliff Wood was named executive director of The Providence Foundation in 2017, with a goal of promoting the physical, economic and cultural development of the capital city’s downtown. He’s also served as the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy’s executive director since 2008. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Collaborate to revive downtown

Cliff Wood | The Providence Foundation executive director When people come back to downtown Providence, they need to find it safe, active and inviting. Here...
Justine Hastings / Courtesy Research Improving People’s Lives

Five Questions With: Justine Hastings

Justine Hastings | Founder and director, Research Improving People’s Lives 1. What is Research Improving People’s Lives and why did you start it? Research...
GROWTH SECTOR: From left, Kris Bradner, Arthur Eddy and Ashley Iannuccilli Cullion, principals with Traverse Landscape Architects LLC, at the Hammetts Hotel in Newport. The company, which recently completed the landscape planning for the hotel, has seen its portion of business related to the hospitality sector increase dramatically in the past several years.
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Outdoor spaces in demand, as architecture adapts to pandemic-influenced designs

Long after the COVID-19 pandemic is gone, its influence on school and hotel designs will be seen across New England. Traverse Landscape Architects LLC, a...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: A little-known step up from Prosecco

I’ve been reminiscing more about life before the pandemic. I recall one of my spring business trips to Italy for Vinitaly, the premier international...

Why don’t business schools have more diverse faculties?

Despite the increasing diversity among America’s college students, business school professors remain overwhelmingly white. In U.S. business schools, Black and Hispanic individuals make up 23.2%...

URI names Kothari new Harrington School director

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Ammina Kothari, an associate professor and director of graduate programs at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Communication in Henrietta,...

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