Brown raises tuition and fees, makes moves to cut greenhouse gases

PROVIDENCE – The Corporation of Brown University has approved a 5 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees, bringing the total to $73,736 for...
BROWN UNIVERSITY had 35 students selected for the Fulbright Student Program in the 2018-2019 academic year, more than any other institution in the U.S. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown has most Fulbright students in U.S. for 2018-2019 academic year

PROVIDENCE – Brown University had the highest number of Fulbright students of any educational institution in the nation for the 2018-2019 academic year, according...
RHODE ISLAND was given the distinction of being a state that is working toward innovative equality for LGBTQ citizens in the latest State Equality Index compiled by the nonprofit Human Rights Campaign Foundation. / COURTESY HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

R.I. scores well on LGBTQ equality index

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was designated as a state that is working toward innovative equality for LGBTQ citizens in the latest State Equality Index,...
HEATHER AMARAL has departed her role as executive director of Meals On Wheels of Rhode Island. The organization has appointed Laurianne Kaplan and Patricia Sullivan as interim co-executive directors and is conducting a national search for a permanent successor. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Meals on Wheels R.I. names Kaplan & Sullivan interim co-directors following departure of Amaral

PROVIDENCE – Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island has appointed Laurianne Kaplan and Patricia Sullivan as interim co-executive directors, coinciding with the announcement of...
THE DEADLINE to apply to participate in PBN's Best Places To Work Program is Feb. 22.

Application deadline for PBN’s Best Places To Work 2019 approaches

PROVIDENCE – The deadline to apply for the PBN Best Places To Work 2019 is approaching. Companies have until Feb. 22 to apply to the...
DECEMBER 2018's Current Conditions Index was measured at 50 - a 17-point decline from November and a 33-point decline year over year. The data was released Monday in the latest report from University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

A drop from Nov., but CCI closes 2018 in neutral territory

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After a double-digit climb in November, the December 2018 Current Conditions Index fell 17 points to a value of 50, according...

Hayes joins Delta Dental of Rhode Island board of directors

PROVIDENCE – Peter Hayes, founder and partner of Hayes & Sherry Real Estate Services in Providence, has joined the board of directors at Delta...
MIKE RAIA will build out a new public relations and strategic consulting firm, Nail[PR] at Nail Communications. / COURTESY NAIL[PR]

Raia named managing partner of new firm at Nail Communications

PROVIDENCE – Mike Raia, former communications director for Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, is starting a new public relations and strategic consulting firm Nail under...

Rhode Island Foundation offers scholarships honoring Roger Williams

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation invites high school seniors to apply for the latest round of Carter Roger Williams Initiative college scholarships in...

Five Questions With: Mary Brooks ‘Polly’ Wall

As of the new year, Mary Brooks “Polly” Wall is the new Rhode Island Foundation board chair. A retired Royal Bank of Scotland executive,...
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