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BRYANT UNIVERSITY announced it will offer a fully-online MBA program designed for working professionals in December 2018.

Bryant launching online MBA program designed for working professionals

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has launched a fully-online Master of Business Administration program designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers, the university...
THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney's Rhode Island District office reached a settlement Monday in which the school district will provide English-language services to the city's 8,000 students who currently lack fluency in English.

U.S. DOJ, U.S. Attorney offices reach settlement with Providence schools to...

PROVIDENCE – A settlement was reached Monday between the U.S. Attorney’s Rhode Island District office, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and...

URI magazine wins gold award from Council for Advancement and Support...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – An essay appearing in the fall 2017 issue of QuadAngles, the University of Rhode Island magazine, took gold in the column...

Five Questions With: Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen may have graduated from Brown University in the spring, but his tenure with the Ivy League school is not over. Rosen, who...

RWU students design brand identity for R.I.’s first teen recovery center

PROVIDENCE – As part of a Community Partnerships Center project, Roger Williams University students worked with The Providence Center to develop a brand identity...
OF DEBT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Rhode Island ranked next to the bottom of a list of the states with the highest average student-loan debt for Class of 2017 graduates, presenting a significant impediment to the state’s economic future. 
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High student debt is impediment to R.I.’s future economic health

The latest student-debt rankings put Rhode Island near the top – and not in a good way.According to LendEDU, an online student lending tool,...
PROBLEM-SOLVERS: University of Rhode Island assistant professor of mechanical engineering Gretchen Macht and a team of student researchers are using a state grant this summer to design something that would improve voter wait times, using queuing theory and facilities layout. From left, URI graduate students in system engineering Nicholas Bernardo, of North Haven, Conn., and James Houghton, of Holtsville, N.Y.; Macht; and URI mechanical engineering junior Ahmad Siddiqi, of Lincoln.
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When opinions won’t solve the problem

Engineers are problem-solvers. But is there an engineering solution to long lines at the voting precincts? A professor of industrial and systems engineering at...
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Five Questions With Robert E. Johnson

Robert E. Johnson | Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth1. In your April inaugural address, you spoke about creating a workforce that is ready...

Brown puts wellness within worker’s daily reach

Healthiest Employees: 2,000-4,999 Employees | #3. Brown University CEO (or equivalent): Christina H. Paxson, president Number of employees: 4,057If an employee of Brown University wanted...

Bryant approaches healthy goals via data analysis

Healthiest Employees: 500-1,999 Employees | #6. Bryant University CEO (or equivalent): Ronald K. Machtley, president Number of employees: 729Bryant University takes an analytics approach to the...
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