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EDWIN R. PACHECO, who four months ago began pursuing a run for U.S. Congress, has been named the new CEO and president of Special Olympics Rhode Island. / COURTESY SPECIAL OLYMPICS RHODE ISLAND

Pacheco, former congressional candidate, now Special Olympics R.I.’s new CEO, president

SMITHFIELD – Four months ago, Edwin R. Pacheco set his sights on wanting to be the newest member of U.S. Congress from Rhode Island....

Achievement First buys former Katherine Gibbs College campus in Cranston for...

CRANSTON – The former Cranston campus for Katharine Gibbs College recently sold for $16 million to a Rhode Island charter school company that’s been...

THE NEW GUARD: Fuller says UMass Dartmouth has many capabilities to...

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the region’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Mark Fuller acknowledges...
TEST CRITIC: Eric J. Mitnick, dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth, stands outside the Licht Judicial Complex in Providence. Mitnick is among the legal observers who believe the bar exam should be changed to better test the skills would-be attorneys will need to practice law. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will bar exam undergo more change in future?

A year after Rhode Island lowered its passing score for the bar examination, the effect on pass rates remains murky. In March 2021, the R.I....
A PILLAR ON CAMPUS: Katharine Hazard Flynn is director of the University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center and oversees the URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement’s Corporate and Foundations unit.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

She’s at the ‘front door’ engaging businesses

Business Women Awards 2022 Industry Leader Education Services Katharine Hazard Flynn, University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center After four decades as a business leader, Katharine...
RIGHT TRACK: Christy Ashley, associate dean at the University of Rhode Island College of Business, says she feels URI is a place where she can make a difference.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Return to URI paying dividends

Business Women Awards 2022 Woman to Watch Education Services Christy Ashley, University of Rhode Island College of Business In 2015, marketing professor Christy Ashley gave up...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education, along with Gov. Daniel J. McKee and R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, has launched a $5 million Art Reengages Talent in All Students program to support arts education in local schools.

State launches $5M arts support initiative for local schools

LINCOLN – State elected and education officials announced Thursday a new multimillion-dollar initiative to strengthen arts education in Rhode Island’s public schools. Gov. Daniel J....

RIDE, Providence Public Library partner to distribute Chromebooks to adult learners

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education, in partnership with the Providence Public Library and the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund, will distribute...

Brown publicly acknowledges university sits on Narragansett tribe’s ancestral land

PROVIDENCE – Brown University Tuesday formally acknowledged its campus sits on land previously occupied by the Narragansett Indian Tribe, following a year-long study that...
BROWN UNIVERSITY RECENTLY BOUGHT the 165 Angell St., Providence, property where Shiru Cafe operated for less than two years before closing in September 2019. The property still contains Heng Thai & Rotisseri, along with eight residential units on the upper levels. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Heng Thai, former Shiru Cafe building bought by Brown University for...

PROVIDENCE – A three-story building located in the Brown University area, previously occupied by an international coffee chain known for exchanging free coffees for...

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