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SEVEN RHODE ISLAND and two Massachusetts schools were on Forbes' "America's Top Colleges 2019" list.

9 local colleges among Forbes’ top 650

PROVIDENCE – Forbes has ranked seven Rhode Island schools and two Bristol County, Mass., schools among the best 650 four-year, degree-granting institutions in the...

United Way of R.I. awards $150K to Olneyville community groups

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $150,000 to 12 organizations that support children and families in the city’s Olneyville neighborhood.The grants...

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...

R.I. students to benefit from school supplies collected by police, HarborOne

PROVIDENCE – As the new school year approaches, backpacks and school supplies are top of mind, especially for charitable organizations looking to help needy...

E.G. businessman Alan Weiss appointed president of Festival Ballet Providence

PROVIDENCE – The Festival Ballet Providence board of trustees has elected Alan Weiss, a global business consultant who lives in East Greenwich, as president...
NEWPORT ART HOUSE will hold its (Anti) Gala on Aug. 23 at The Bellevue House in Newport. / COURTESY NEWPORT ART HOUSE

Philanthropy Calendar, Aug. 16, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
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5Q: Michelle Cruz

Michelle Cruz | Director of community engagement, Trinity Repertory Company1. What is your role? I will … build relationships throughout our community with events...
NO TEACHING AID: Students having smartphones in school has become an issue as they become more of a distraction than a potential learning tool.
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As school districts battle student distraction, smartphones take center stage

The power of the smartphone to bring worldwide connectivity to the palm of a hand has transformed people’s daily lives.In public school classrooms, though,...

Five Questions With: Karen Santilli

Karen Santilli is the CEO and president of Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s largest nonprofit that works with homeless individuals and families.On Thursday,...
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