Friday, October 22, 2021



GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, on Monday signs new legislation that will ensure in-state tuition rates for Rhode Island students regardless of immigration status. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

McKee signs legislation ensuring in-state college tuition regardless of immigration status

PROVIDENCE – In a ceremony Monday at the Community College of Rhode Island Liston Campus, Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed into law new legislation...
Diane C. Fournaris in July was named state director for the R.I. Small Business Development Center at the University of Rhode Island. She previously served as associate state director of the program. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Develop a response plan

Diane C. Fournaris | R.I. Small Business Development Center state director Like the small-business owners we counsel, the R.I. Small Business Development Center prepared as...
AT THE READY: Eileen Crudele, director of special education at Smithfield Public Schools, says each school has a full-time psychologist, and there are five social workers to handle an uptick in mental health issues among students. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mental health concerns intensify in classroom

Over the years, school administrators and mental health professionals have noticed a steady increase in mental health issues among young children and teens. For...
LEARNING EXPERIENCE: The Providence Public School District is dealing with a shortage of educators this academic year, with many openings created by resignations. That includes Matthew J. Buchanan, the former principal at Hope High School, who resigned last spring. / PBN PHOTO/NANCY LAVIN

Teacher shortages leave administrators at a loss

The rollercoaster ride of pandemic schooling has smoothed out and students are, for the most part, back in the classroom. Now it’s the teachers who...

Endowments swell at Brown, other R.I. colleges

PROVIDENCE – As global financial markets boost college endowments around the country, Brown University saw an "extraordinary single-year return" of 51.5% for fiscal 2021,...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE has received a $3 million gift from philanthropist Edward Avedisian to support the college's nursing school. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC receives $3M gift for nursing program, largest in school’s history

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College was the recipient of its largest individual gift in RIC’s history to support its nursing program, the college announced...

Five Questions With: Nader Tehrani

As an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design and founder of the Boston-based architectural design firm NADAAA, Nader Tehrani had a hand...

University of Rhode Island properties receive LEED Silver certification

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two buildings on the University of Rhode Island campus in South Kingstown recently received a LEED Silver designation, the third-highest level...

URI says tuition and fee increases are on par with inflation

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island says its proposed tuition rate and fee increases for the 2023 fiscal year are related to...

Wheaton President Hanno receives Washington Center’s 2021 Burke Award

NORTON – Wheaton College President Dennis M. Hanno was recently recognized with The Washington Center’s 2021 William M. Burke Award for Excellence in Experiential...

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