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COLLEGE UNBOUND has been granted approval for initial accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

College Unbound receives accreditation by NECHE

PROVIDENCE – College Unbound announced on Monday that it has been granted approval for initial accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The...
AS CORONAVIRUS cases are surging around the U.S., some colleges and universities are rethinking some of their plans for next semester. / AP FILE PHOTO/LISA RATHKE

U.S. colleges mull new virus protocols for students’ return

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) – St. Michael’s College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon...

Man Up wins $50K in Nonprofit Innovation Lab ‘Shark Tank’ event

PROVIDENCE – Man Up Inc., a Providence-based nonprofit that helps individuals of color advance their careers, was the winner of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab...
THEY’VE BIN BUSY: Katje Afonseca, right, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, and Lamel Moore, executive director of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, stand next to one of the clothing collection bins that are appearing at more nonprofits. / COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RHODE ISLAND

Big Brothers Big Sisters of R.I. expanding clothing collections

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island is seeking to protect the environment while forging fruitful partnerships with the state’s municipalities and nonprofits to...
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION: Producer Connor Finelli, left, and hip-hop artist DaLaun Andrade, both recent high school graduates, opened Blue Wave Poetics, a recording studio for local independent artists, in June. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Beats keep this duo on track

A 2015 gym class at St. Raphael Academy first brought DaLaun Andrade and Connor Finelli together. But it was their shared passion for hip-hop...
COURTESY BLUE CROSS & 
BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

BCBSRI employees spend day volunteering across R.I.

HAPPY HOMEBUILDERS: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island held its ninth annual statewide day of community service, Blue across Rhode Island, on...

Why are for-profit colleges thriving right now?

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., many experts warned that America’s colleges and universities could be devastated. Some of them predicted enrollment declines of up...

R.I. Food Bank’s hunger report: Hunger insecurity in state reaches record...

PROVIDENCE – About 1 in 4 households in Rhode Island lack adequate food, while underlying medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness...

Five Questions With: Sigal Gottlieb

Sigal Gottlieb is a professor of mathematics and founding director of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research. Gottlieb...

R.I. nonprofits receive $185K from Tufts Health Plan Foundation for COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – Fourteen Rhode Island-based nonprofits were the beneficiaries of $185,000 in combined grants they received from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to help...

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