Chambers seek business tax breaks, fight key bills

Last year, the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition set out to make groundbreaking changes in the state’s tax policy, calling for a constitutional...
URI PROF. Yan Sun, a computer engineer, has won a five-year grant to work on designing a 'trust infrastructure' for wireless networks. /

URI researcher building ‘trust’ network tools

A computer engineer at the University of Rhode Island has been awarded a five-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support her...

Deficit, health costs seen as<br> major challenges for R.I.

If there is one thing that the region’s business leaders and consumers agree on, it is that the state’s deficit represents a real challenge...

Campaign aims for ‘effective’<br> teacher in every classroom

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Educational Excellence Coalition, a community group started in 2004 by the Rhode Island Children’s Crusade for Higher Education, has launched...

URI connects students with scientists at sea

SMITHFIELD – The University of Rhode Island’s Office of Marine Programs has entered a partnership with the Smithfield schools to enable students to interact,...

Brown exhibits focus on history of slavery

PROVIDENCE – Following up on the October report by its Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, Brown University is sponsoring four exhibitions that show...

RIC group to live in ‘experimental city’

PROVIDENCE – A new program at Rhode Island College enables students to earn college credits while living and working in an “experimental city” in...

Pawtucket couple starts PC scholarship fund

PROVIDENCE – A new endowed fund established by Barbara and William D. Slattery Jr. at Providence College will provide a new source of scholarships...

UMass–Dartmouth head calls for new thinking

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Jean F. MacCormack, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth, urged the campus community in a speech last month to become more...

MetLife Foundation gives $20,000 for ‘e-mentoring’

The MetLife Foundation last month donated $20,000 to the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership to continue the development of an “e-mentoring” program launched last year...
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