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Burbage Theatre puts down roots in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Burbage Theatre Company has moved into a dedicated space for the first time in its nine-year history.The theater company has signed a...
In 1983, Lynn Singleton was named president of the Providence Performing Arts Center and successfully reversed the then-struggling theater’s financial fortunes. Attendance at PPAC has increased from 57,000 that first year to nearly 500,000 this year. During his tenure, he and PPAC have received widespread recognition, including several Tony Awards for production. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘You win with good people’

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton | Providence Performing Arts Center CEO and presidentHere are some thoughts I have consistently found to be true over my decades...
INTEGRATED CLASS: Coach Paul Rao, left, and coach Michael Diorio, right, work with students in an integrated physical education class at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence.   
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Birch School revamps vocational program for intellectually disabled students

Providence officials are hoping a recent court decision puts to rest the tarnished history of the Harold H. Birch Vocational School.In 2013, the U.S....

DiSandro named new chair of Children’s Friend board of directors

MICHAEL DISANDRO, senior vice president and team leader of New England commercial banking for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., was recently named chairman of the...

Brown University suspends Sigma Chi fraternity for hazing, alcohol violations

PROVIDENCE – Brown University suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity for five years beginning Sept. 6 after an investigation found it guilty of hazing and...

Five Questions With: Jack Silva

Jack Silva is the vice president of campus services at Rhode Island School of Design. He responded this week to questions about North Hall,...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN is launching a fellowship program, called the Society of Presidential Fellows, that will allow some graduate students to attend RISD tuition-free.

RISD using $10M anonymous gift to launch tuition-free fellowship

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design is using a $10 million anonymous gift – the school's largest ever earmarked for financial aid...
BROWN UNIVERSITY and current and former student dining-services workers, not shown, have reached a $620,000 settlement over a federal lawsuit that accused Brown of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. Despite the preliminary settlement, Brown denies any wrongdoing in the case. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown, former student dining services workers agree to $620K settlement over...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has agreed to pay $620,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by current and former student dining-services workers who accused...
UMASS DARTMOUTH received $16 million in externally funded grants in fiscal 2019, a 26% increase year over year.

UMass Dartmouth’s externally funded grants increase 26% in FY19

PROVIDENCE – Externally funded grants for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in fiscal year 2019 increased 26% year over year to $16 million, the...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND'S Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering is 190,000 square feet and features a metal truss support system that eliminates the need for interior support columns. COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI officially opens $125M Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island officially opened its $125 million engineering center on Monday morning in a ceremony attended by more...
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