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A RENDERING shows the interior of a proposed new two-building residence hall that Brown University is planning to construct and have ready by the fall of 2022. / COURTESY DEBORAH BERKE PARTNERS

Brown plans to build another residence hall on Brook Street

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is in the early stages of adding another residence hall to its campus. The Ivy League university announced Tuesday it is...

URI professor developing abuse-reporting app to help people with intellectual disabilities

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island assistant professor is working with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local organizations in creating an app...

PC business school professor’s $500K gift helps create new computer lab

PROVIDENCE – A faculty member at Providence College’s School of Business offered the school a substantial personal gift, which resulted in the school expanding...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE among Americans aged between 22 and 27 who recently earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher was 3.9% in December - about 0.3 percentage point above the rate for all workers. / AP FILE PHOTO/SETH WENIG

In hot U.S. jobs market, half of college grads are missing...

WASHINGTON – Millions of Americans are seeing little return from their expensive college degrees - even in today’s hot jobs market. For the first time...
KEEPING PROMISES? State lawmakers this year must decide whether to continue the tuition-free program at the Community College of Rhode Island. R.I. Promise expires at the end of the year. / COURTESY CCRI

R.I. Promise laying groundwork for a better-educated workforce

State lawmakers were wise to put a sunset provision in legislation creating the Rhode Island Promise program, which allows qualifying students the chance to...
HELPING HAND: Brown University graduate student Kyle Zhang has helped to coordinate an initiative to raise funds to purchase medical supplies that will be sent to China to assist hospitals that are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. universities take steps to ease coronavirus fears

The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China is thousands of miles away from Rhode Island, but its impact is being felt locally, particularly...

Are there new options in works for ‘Superman’ building?

Discussions have been rekindled about how to reoccupy the “Superman” building, the iconic Providence skyscraper that’s been empty and dark for seven years. But...
TUITION-FREE: Community College of Rhode Island student Davila Jackley, left, meets with classmate William Rider. Jackley is taking advantage of the Rhode Island Promise program.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo pushes to make tuition-free program a permanent Promise

When Davila Jackley graduates from the Community College of Rhode Island this spring, she’ll do so without having paid any tuition. Jackley, 19, is among...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: JWU adds a new degree of knowledge

When did food become so complicated? It seems like it should be just the opposite. We eat three times a day. The taking of nourishment...
Sabastian Ruth

Ruth wins $500K music grant award

SEBASTIAN RUTH is the recipient of the $500,000 Lewis Prize for Music, which provides multiyear support to enable leaders and organizations to make sustained...
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