Saturday, May 8, 2021

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PROVIDENCE COLLEGE announced Wednesday that it received a $2 million gift from a family of a late alum that will support an incubator space for entrepreneurship at the college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC receives $2M gift to create entrepreneurship incubator space

PROVIDENCE – Providence College became the beneficiary of a seven-figure gift from a family of a late alumnus that will support an incubator space...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY is partnering with Breakthrough Providence to launch a college preparatory academy to helped underserved high school students in Providence.

Roger Williams University, Breakthrough Providence launch college prep academy for underserved...

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University is partnering with local nonprofit Breakthrough Providence to launch a college preparatory academy to helped underserved high school students...
WHEATON COLLEGE announced Friday that it will require students to be on campus for classes starting next fall and does not anticipate continuing its hybrid learning model. / COURTESY WHEATON COLLEGE

Wheaton College to require students to attend classes on campus, get...

NORTON – Wheaton College’s on-campus plans for the 2021 fall semester, announced by the college Friday, will require students to be in person for...

Five Questions With: Shannon Gilkey

Shannon Gilkey | Commissioner on postsecondary education 1. As the new higher-ed chief, what is your vision for at Rhode Island College and Community...

Roger Williams University appoints Akunvabey as new chief diversity officer

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University announced April 12 that Stephanie Akunvabey has been appointed as the university’s new vice president for equity and inclusion,...

Brown using $30M in gifts to launch center for Alzheimer’s research

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is establishing a new Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, thanks to two anonymous gifts totaling $30 million, the university announced...

Brown President Emeritus Gregorian dies at 87

PROVIDENCE – Vartan Gregorian, who served as Brown University’s president from 1989 through 1997, died April 15 at age 87, the university announced. During his...

JWU awarded federal grant to create new medical and health humanities...

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University has received a $33,822 Humanities Connection Planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help create...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced Monday that it has raised $3.1 million to help the Providence Public School District recruit minority teachers. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation raises $3.1M to help Providence school district recruit minority...

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to address equity gaps among teachers in the city’s school system, the Rhode Island Foundation and local donors have raised...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND is allowing students and staff to get vaccinated at the state-run Schneider Electric clinic after new variants of the virus were identified on campus over the past month.

URI urges COVID-19 vaccinations after finding variants on campus

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island late Wednesday said it will allow its entire campus community to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine at...

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