Monday, January 18, 2021

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Wheaton College receives $200K to strengthen liberal arts curriculum

NORTON – Wheaton College was awarded a three-year, $200,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to help the college strengthen its implementation of the...

URI engineering college, 401 Tech Bridge collaborate to assist R.I.-based materials...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island College of Engineering and 401 Tech Bridge are partnering to support three Rhode Island-based advanced-materials manufacturers...

They were experts in viruses, and now in pitfalls of fame

BOSTON (AP) – Dr. Ashish Jha started 2020 thousands of miles from home, taking a sabbatical in Europe from his academic post at Harvard....

Statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln is removed in Boston

A statue of Abraham Lincoln with a freed slave appearing to kneel at his feet – optics that drew objections amid a national reckoning...
RHODE ISLAND could have a small batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. on Dec. 11 after the company receives emergency authorization by the FDA, said Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health. / COURTESY R.I. CAPITOL TV

Brown virus expert ‘frustrated’ by slow vaccine rollout

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Dr. Ashish K. Jha, the world-renowned expert on the coronavirus pandemic, said he is frustrated by the slow rollout of COVID-19...
PLENTY ON HIS PLATE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is not only leading the city government through the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s also signed an executive order to start a truth-telling and reparation process for Black and Indigenous people. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fixing racial injustice, failing schools remain priorities in Providence

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has been in office since 2015, but after being reelected in 2018, he is now term-limited and cannot run for...
CAMPUS PRESENCE: The Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, Providence College president, says the fall semester went relatively smoothly, despite an outbreak of COVID-19 among about 100 students in September. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A lot riding on recruiting next freshman class

The Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard became Providence College’s 13th president after the Rev. Brian J. Shanley stepped down at the end of the 2019-20...

Former Brown University chancellor Joukowsky dies at 89

PROVIDENCE – Artemis A.W. Joukowsky, Brown University’s chancellor emeritus who also served on both the university corporation’s board of trustees and board of fellows...
CHRISTINA H. PAXSON, president of Brown University, has been named the chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's board of directors. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Brown University President Paxson named Boston Fed’s board chair

PROVIDENCE – Brown University President Christina H. Paxson will serve as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s board of directors, Boston Fed...

ACCESS results show low proficiency of multilingual learners across R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Less than 4% of multilingual learners across Rhode Island are achieving English-language proficiency, according to results from the R.I. Department of Education’s...

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