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ACCORDING TO WALLETHUB, Rhode Island has the eighth-worst drug problem among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

Does Rhode Island’s drug problem have an oversize impact on your business?

A recent national ranking by WalletHub placed Rhode Island at No. 8 with the worst drug problem among the 50 states and the District...
PROVIDENCE is transferring ownership of the Bome Theatre to Tavares LLC in exchange for a $2.2 million investment into the restoration of the property. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Providence transferring Bomes Theatre in exchange for $2.2M restoration investment

PROVIDENCE – The Bomes Theatre is being taken over by Fernando J. Tavares, owner of Tavares LLC, a local general contractor, the city announced...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND has established a new endowed professorship in the College of Business with a $1 million commitment from Fredrick J. Newton III and and Susan Newton. / COURTESY URI

URI receives $1M to create endowed professorship in the College of Business

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has established a new endowed professorship for the College of Business with a $1 million commitment...
LINCOLN SCHOOL has completed a $5 million addition to its campus called the STEAM Hub for Girls, which will house science, technology, engineering, art/architecture, and math programs. / COURTESY LINCOLN SCHOOL

Lincoln School expands campus with $5M STEAM Hub for Girls addition

PROVIDENCE – Lincoln School has completed a $5 million addition to its campus, which will house science, technology, engineering, art/architecture, and math programs.Called the...
ON WEDNESDAY BROWN UNIVERSITY released the 2018 annual report on its Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. The update found progress made in the hiring and recruitment of faculty and graduate students from historically underrepresented groups as well as an increase in opportunities for recent HUG Ph.D. graduates to access academic careers. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Progress made in diversity and inclusion, says Brown in update

PROVIDENCE – Brown University on Wednesday published a report providing an update on its “Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University,” campaign...

UMass Dartmouth appoints VanderGheynst as dean of the College of Engineering

DARTMOUTH - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has appointed Jean VanderGheynst as dean of the College of Engineering, UMass announced Wednesday.VanderGheynst currently serves as...
ON MONDAY, Rhode Island School of Design announced a symposium centered on the Rosa Parks family home currently on display at WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. The statement comes more than two months after Brown University dropped ties with the home's owner and artist, Ryan Mendoza. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA

RISD to host Rosa Parks house installation symposium

PROVIDENCE - The next chapter in the ongoing saga surrounding the installation of a home once owned by Rosa Parks’ family will see the...
STUDENTS AT RHODE ISLAND Nurses Institute Middle College check out the synthetic cadaver, which the school was able to purchase with a grant from the Champlin Foundation. / COURTESY RINIMC

R.I. nursing high school first in region to use synthetic cadaver

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College in Providence has acquired a synthetic cadaver, using the new technology in its classroom, one of...
THE SOUTH EASTERN Economic Development Corp. loaned $132,800 to P&A African Market, which allowed the store providing African foods and goods to relocate to a building at 855 Newport Ave. in Pawtucket. / COURTESY SEED

Economic-development group loans $132,800 to P&A African Market

PAWTUCKET – A nonprofit community lender has made a small-business loan of $132,800 to a 12-year-old market in Pawtucket that serves shoppers looking for...
IN A STATEMENT MONDAY, Roger Williams University announced CVS Health Corp. renewed its Executive Leadership Series for the fourth year. / PBN FILE ART

CVS renews professional development program with RWU

PROVIDENCE - The Executive Learning Series - a training program through the Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies' Center for Workforce and Professional Development...
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