BROWN UNIVERSITY will implement a hiring freeze until further notice. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University implementing hiring freeze

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has instituted a hiring freeze until further notice in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. University Provost Richard M. Locke wrote...

Brown Angel Group invests $500K in first 6 months

PROVIDENCE – The Brown Angel Group has collectively invested more than $500,000 into startups founded by Brown University graduates in its first six months,...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY will temporarily lay off 170 dining services and 12 shuttle personnel starting April 4 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

RWU to temporarily lay off dining services, shuttle personnel; CCRI cancels...

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University will temporarily lay off about 170 dining services and 12 shuttle personnel starting April 4 until the university’s operational...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY announced Friday it is postponing its commencement ceremonies scheduled for May due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

PC, Salve Regina postponing commencement ceremonies

PROVIDENCE – Providence College and Newport-based Salve Regina University both announced Friday that they are postponing their respective commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19...
THE HELMSMAN: Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport Inc., says the nonprofit offers sailing lessons and hosts regattas from Newport Harbor. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Sail Newport a crucial link to the bay and beyond

From children boarding their first boat to experienced sailors who compete in regattas, Sail Newport Inc. offers a connection to the water for more...
Hollie Putnam

Putnam part of team awarded $1.7M to study coral reefs

HOLLIE PUTNAM, a coral biologist and assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island, is part of a research study team consisting of five...

URI confirms staffer tested positive for COVID-19

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island confirmed late Thursday that a staffer has tested positive for COVID-19. The university said the staffer...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY, pictured, Salve Regina University and Rhode Island College have extended their enrollment deadlines to June 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Some colleges extending enrollment deadlines; URI cancels in-person classes

PROVIDENCE – Multiple local colleges are extending their enrollment deadlines for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic so...

New Providence superintendent unveils entry plan to turn around school district

PROVIDENCE – New Superintendent of Schools Harrison Peters on March 11 released his 10-page plan offering multiple points and initiatives to try and help...

Newbury, Amore reintroduce bill to require civics literacy learning

PROVIDENCE – Reps. Brian C. Newbury, R-Smithfield, and Gregg Amore, D-East Providence, have again proposed legislation that would require civics literacy to be taught...

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