Monday, October 18, 2021


Johnson & Wales University sues insurer over pandemic losses

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Johnson & Wales University is suing its insurer over financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, alleging the company breached its...
FROM LEFT, Robert and Jean Leduc have provided the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth a $1 million gift to continue their support for the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement. Also pictured, at right, is UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Mark Fuller. / COURTERSY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth receives $1M gift to support three new programs

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is once again the beneficiary of a seven-figure monetary gift from Robert and Jean Leduc. The state university...

RIBBA, URI kick off leadership program for BIPOC professionals

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association and University of Rhode Island will next week kick off a program designed to advance senior...

Citizens pledges $3M for regional workforce development, including in R.I.

BOSTON – Citizens Financial Group Inc. is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to workforce training. Chairman and CEO Bruce Van...

Meixell to lead JWU College of Business

MARY MEIXELL was recently named the new dean for the Johnson & Wales University College of Business. She brings to the university more than...

Q&A Vuthy Lay

Vuthy Lay | KITE Architects Inc. architectural designer Vuthy Lay in 2019 completed the DESIGNxRI Emerge Program, then earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from...

Q&A: Libby Slader

Libby Slader | Interior Design Inc. owner Libby Slader in 2010 founded her Providence-based interior design firm, which offers full-service design for the corporate office,...

Addressing climate change through endowment investments

Harvard University will keep phasing out all investments tied to oil, gas and coal, it announced on Sept. 9. Harvard President Larry Bacow cast...
THERMAL EFFICIENCY: Stationary engineer James Cosby stands next to one of three boilers that were converted from steam to hot water at the Brown University Central Heat Plant in Providence, helping the school to reduce its carbon footprint. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Brown’s carbon footprint shrinks after $27M project

PBN 2021 Innovative Companies Awards Energy & The Environment: Brown University Brown University took a big step toward its goal of reaching a net-zero carbon footprint...
Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced on Thursday that Rhode Island will soon participate a “Test and Stay” pilot program involving COVID-19 contact tracing for public school students. / AP FILE PHOTO / STEVEN SENNE

McKee announces contact tracing pilot for R.I. students, pumps childhood vaccines

WARWICK – As Rhode Island waits on the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations for children under 12 years old, which may come “in a matter...

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