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THE UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island, pictured, and Roger Williams University are not allowing students from New York to return to campus to move out in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI, RWU: Students from N.Y. should stay away from campus

PROVIDENCE – At least two Rhode Island-based colleges are both not allowing students from New York to return campus Friday to move their belongings...

Coronavirus could cause Census to miss students

At college dormitories and student apartments across the U.S., census forms will be piling up – but many run the risk of not being...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker has odered schools and non-emergency child care programs in Massachusetts to remain closed through the end of April. / AP FILE PHOTO/BEN GARVER/THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Gov. Baker extends Mass. school closures through end of April

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker is ordering schools and nonemergency child care programs in Massachusetts to remain closed through the end of April...
BROWN UNIVERSITY will implement a hiring freeze until further notice. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University implementing hiring freeze

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has instituted a hiring freeze until further notice in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. University Provost Richard M. Locke wrote...

Brown Angel Group invests $500K in first 6 months

PROVIDENCE – The Brown Angel Group has collectively invested more than $500,000 into startups founded by Brown University graduates in its first six months,...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY will temporarily lay off 170 dining services and 12 shuttle personnel starting April 4 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

RWU to temporarily lay off dining services, shuttle personnel; CCRI cancels...

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University will temporarily lay off about 170 dining services and 12 shuttle personnel starting April 4 until the university’s operational...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY announced Friday it is postponing its commencement ceremonies scheduled for May due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

PC, Salve Regina postponing commencement ceremonies

PROVIDENCE – Providence College and Newport-based Salve Regina University both announced Friday that they are postponing their respective commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19...
THE HELMSMAN: Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport Inc., says the nonprofit offers sailing lessons and hosts regattas from Newport Harbor. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Sail Newport a crucial link to the bay and beyond

From children boarding their first boat to experienced sailors who compete in regattas, Sail Newport Inc. offers a connection to the water for more...
Hollie Putnam

Putnam part of team awarded $1.7M to study coral reefs

HOLLIE PUTNAM, a coral biologist and assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island, is part of a research study team consisting of five...

URI confirms staffer tested positive for COVID-19

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island confirmed late Thursday that a staffer has tested positive for COVID-19. The university said the staffer...

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