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STONEHILL COLLEGE announced Thursday it has acquired Moreau Hall, a former elementary school building in Easton, for $2.3 million. / COURTESY STONEHILL COLLEGE

Stonehill College acquires former elementary school building for $2.3M

EASTON – A former town elementary school building is now part of Stonehill College’s infrastructure, with plans for it still to be determined. The college...
ARTHUR S. ROBBINS, a co-founder of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau who also served for 41 years on HopeHealth's board of directors, died Tuesday at the age of 91. / COURTESY HOPEHEALTH

Former PWCVB founder, longtime HopeHealth board member Robbins dies at 91

PROVIDENCE – Arthur S. Robbins, a local business leader who co-founded the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and served four decades on HopeHealth’s...
WHEATON COLLEGE received a $560,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to review how race impacts health and medicine in society. / COURTESY WHEATON COLLEGE

Wheaton College awarded $560K grant to look at inequities in health...

NORTON – Wheaton College was recently awarded a $560,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the liberal arts college’s humanities-centered curricular pathways to...

URI launches VR lab to enhance high school STEM education

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A new program at the University of Rhode Island is bringing virtual reality and traditional lab spaces together to provide local high...

Annenberg: Providence teacher resignations problematic

PROVIDENCE – In its latest look at teacher staffing in the Providence Public School District released Tuesday, the Annenberg Institute at Brown University says...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND'S board of trustees approved Feb. 16 tuition and fees increases for next academic year. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI board of trustees approves tuition, fee increases for next year

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Tuition bills for students at the University of Rhode Island will go up next academic year. The university’s board of trustees on...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY received a $1.7 million federal earmark from Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to help retrofit and equip the university’s new Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science Laboratory.

RWU receives $1.7M federal earmark to retrofit, equip environmental science lab

BRISTOL – Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., helped secure a $1.7 million federal earmark for Roger Williams University to help retrofit and equip the university’s...
JEFFREY C. RILEY will resign as Massachusetts' education commissioner on March 15. / COURTESY JEFFREY C. RILEY

Mass. Education Commissioner Riley to step down March 15

EVERETT, Mass. – The education commissioner who both helped further propel the commonwealth as being a national leader in student performance and guide K-12...

RWU receives $3M grant to launch endowed professorships for business faculty

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University recently received a $3 million grant to make four matching gifts to launch endowed professorships for its faculty within...
Cody Fino was named 
Community College of Rhode Island’s executive director of workforce partnerships 
in November 2022.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Recruit through training

Cody Fino | Community College of Rhode Island ­executive director of workforce ­partnerships With low unemployment rates, employers need to develop innovative strategies to find...
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