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Thursday, January 17, 2019

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ATTENDEES MAKE THEIR bids on sports memorabilia during the Ocean State Waves' Black Tie & Blue Jeans fundraiser in 2016. This year's fundraiser will take place on Feb. 15 at The Towers in Narragansett. / COURTESY OCEAN STATE WAVES

Philanthropy Calendar, Jan. 4, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
NEW CONSORTIUM: Touba Ghadessi, left, co-founder of the Wheaton Institute for Interdisciplinary Humanities, speaks with Alison Ricco, administrative associate office of the provost. Ghadessi hopes to encourage more students to pursue the humanities as a career path by partnering with 10 other New England-based higher education institutions with humanities centers to form the New England Humanities Consortium./PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO.

Schools form consortium to encourage students to pursue humanities degrees

As co-founder of the Wheaton Institute for Interdisciplinary Humanities at Wheaton College in Norton, Touba Ghadessi knows all too well how the humanities have...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Tom Giordano

5Q: Tom Giordano | Executive director, Partnership for Rhode Island1. More than three-quarters of Rhode Island voters in November approved a $250 million bond...
RECORD ENDOWMENT: Students walk across campus in front of Friedman Hall at Brown University in Providence. Brown has the largest endowment among Rhode Island colleges and universities, which grew to a record $3.8 billion, the school reported in October.
 / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Colleges’ reliance on endowments ‘never been greater’

By the end of January, analysts will come out with their annual report on the performance of endowments of U.S. colleges and universities, including...
SETTING THE AGENDA: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, right, is looking to help set the state’s spending priorities in the upcoming legislative session. Here he welcomes Sen.-elect Sam Bell, D-Providence, and Senate Chief of Staff Stephen Iannazzi during a Senate orientation for new members.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Balancing budget, smart investments should be job one

According to PBN’s cover story this week, House Speaker Nicholas A. ­Mattiello’s top budget priority is continuing the phaseout of the auto excise tax....
HONORED SERVICE: Joe Garlick, third from left, executive director of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley in Woonsocket, is the recipient of this year’s $50,000 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment from the Rhode Island Foundation. Garlick meets with Murray family members, from left, Paula McNamara, Suzanne Murray, (Garlick), Terry Murray, Megan Craigen and Terry Murray Jr., following the award ceremony.
 / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Garlick awarded Murray Family Prize

JOE GARLICK, executive director of Woonsocket-based nonprofit NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, was recently awarded the 2018 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment from the...

Manufacturing replaced by … a museum

My wife and I recently spent two nights in North Adams, an old industrial city in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts, at a lodging...

Newport mansions again surpass 1 million visits in 2018

NEWPORT – For the third consecutive year, the Preservation Society of Newport County welcomed more than 1 million visitors to the Newport Mansions. The...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO renewed her call for a ban on assault weapons in her inaugural address at the Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Raimondo calls for unity in inaugural address

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday committed to broadly supporting ongoing state efforts to boost education, job training, affordable health care and...

Magaziner: R.I. students lack personal finance education

PROVIDENCE – General Treasurer Seth Magaziner says the Ocean State doesn’t measure up when it comes to educating students about personal finance.Magaziner’s office recently...
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