Thursday, January 27, 2022



STEVEN NAPOLILLO, Providence College's senior associate athletic director, has been named the college's new vice president and director of athletics. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College taps Napolillo as next athletic director

PROVIDENCE – Providence College did not take long to find a new athletic director, and didn’t have to look too far either. The college announced...
SIX LOCAL COLLEGES were among the national institutions ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Online Programs rankings released on Tuesday.

Local colleges’ online programs score high marks with U.S. News

PROVIDENCE – Both Johnson & Wales University and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s respective online programs continue to be ranked among the best in...

McKee backs three new bond questions seeking combined $350M

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposed fiscal 2023 budget includes three bond questions for the November ballot with a combined $350 million price...
ROBERT G. DRISCOLL JR., Providence College's vice president and athletic director, will retire in June after 21 years at the college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC Athletic Director Driscoll to retire in June

PROVIDENCE – The longtime head of the Providence College athletic program will hang up his proverbial cleats this summer. The Dominican Friars college announced Friday...
REACHING OUT: Bryant University President Ross Gittell says since three-fourths of the school’s students come from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Bryant is increasing its efforts to enhance knowledge about the university beyond the New England region. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gittell leads Bryant with an economist’s eye

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Bryant University President...
MUTED REACTION: Reaction to sections of new bike lanes on Empire Street in downtown Providence, pictured, has been muted, at least so far, unlike other areas of the city such as along South Water Street.  / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

BATTLE LANES: Mobility advocates fight for space on road, but opposition...

The 8½-mile cycling route from Robert Isenberg’s ­Cranston home to his job at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island on Providence’s East Side...
MOVING AHEAD: Saul Kaplan, founder and chief catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory, says the loss of the Tech Collective and the R.I. Office of Innovation won’t have a lasting effect on innovative efforts in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will closures hurt R.I.’s innovation efforts?

For more than two decades, Providence nonprofit the Tech Collective provided training, recognition and other guidance for innovators ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs to seasoned...

Online degrees

Does your company employ workers who received online degrees or certificates? Yes: 67% No: 33% What benefits does the company have in employing people with online degrees...

Five Questions With: Charlene Barbieri

Charlene Barbieri is the co-founder, co-owner and director of Little Learners Academy, which has three locations – two in Cranston and one in Warwick....

Ray named CCRI’s new director of diversity, equity and inclusion

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island announced Jan. 5 that Andrea Ray was named the college’s new director of diversity, equity and...

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