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BROWN UNIVERSITY has received to date $33 million in reimbursements from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency for COVID-19 testing expenses. / 
AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Local colleges receive millions from FEMA for COVID-19 testing expenses

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges and universities for the better part of the last two years conducted test after test, health screening after health screening...
LOWER EXPENSES: Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, says state education leaders need to lower college expenses for current and future students to avoid talented high school graduates departing the region for school elsewhere and potentially staying elsewhere.
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Student loan debt forgiveness could have big impact in R.I.

With tensions heightening for many borrowers as the federal government prepares to resume student loan payments at the beginning of next year following a...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, like many other local colleges and universities, have updated their COVID-19 policies going into this fall semester where they are less strict than this time last year. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

After 2 years of COVID-19, local colleges optimistic in getting back...

PROVIDENCE – Could this academic year finally see almost complete normalcy on local college campuses for the first time in more than two years?...
CHANGE MAKER? R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, who was appointed in March 2019, has been in charge of the state’s takeover of Providence public schools. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lessons in changing leadership

EDUCATION The education sector across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts has transformed in numerous ways in recent years, ranging from new leadership taking over at...
SOUNDING THE ALARM: Daniel Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, says local schools need to be “aggressive in managing the decline in the number of high school graduates in the coming years.” / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Enrollment ‘headwinds’ coming for local colleges

Colleges and universities in Rhode Island will need to find creative ways to draw in promising students in the face of a steep enrollment...
LOCAL COLLEGES, such as Brown University, pictured, are optimistic in having a rebound academic year starting in the fall after the COVID-19 pandemic upended campus life for 18 months. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

College leaders cautiously optimistic about having bounce-back year on campus

PROVIDENCE – With college students expected to soon return to campuses in Rhode Island, there is cautious optimism that the 2021-22 academic year will...

Rhode Island’s college instructors and faculty wait for their vaccine prioritization

PROVIDENCE – Most college professors and instructors consider themselves teachers. But in prioritization for the COVID-19 vaccine, in Rhode Island as in other states in...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, pictured, is one of multiple local colleges that will switch from offering in-person classes to online after Thanksgiving break. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Local colleges change course for end-of-semester learning

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island School of Design and New England Institute of Technology will be moving...
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES across Rhode Island, including Roger Williams University, pictured, have overall kept COVID-19 under control on their campuses during the fall semester despite the growing community-wide surge. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Despite communitywide COVID-19 surge, colleges have kept virus under control on...

PROVIDENCE – As college students across Rhode Island are preparing for their fall semester final exams, local colleges have generally passed one very important...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of several colleges in Rhode Island that has seen declined enrollments from year to year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Egan: Local colleges facing significant financial strain if second stimulus doesn’t...

PROVIDENCE – Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, sees resiliency in students returning to local...
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