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BROWN UNIVERSITY is taking steps to help low-income students afford college. Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, students who qualify for $0 parent contributions (families who make less than $60,000 per year) will receive additional financial aid to cover the full cost of tuition, fees, housing and a 20-meal-per-week plan. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown addresses meal plan, textbook costs for low-income students

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is looking to make it even easier for low-income students to afford a college education.While the Providence-based Ivy League school...

United Way honors Capital Good Fund with 2-1-1 Innovation Award

ANDY POSNER is the founder of Capital Good Fund, a Providence-based social change organization that uses financial services to address America’s poverty problems. The...
DR. PENELOPE DENNEHY, director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases division at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, received the 2017 Hamolsky Outstanding Physician Award from Rhode Island Hospital medical staff. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Dennehy receives 2017 Hamolsky Outstanding Physician Award

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Penelope Dennehy, director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases division at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, can count the respect of her colleagues a certainty...
ONE OF THE photos displayed as part of the Providence's Chinatown exhibit. The On Leong Merchants Association, which held its national conference at the Providence Biltmore, is one testament to the active Chinese business community that resided in downtown Providence during the early to mid-19th century. / COURTESY ANGELA FENG

Providence’s Chinatown exhibit documents history of city’s Chinese population

PROVIDENCE – In the 1950s, Lilian Chin Godin grew up in a now-nonexistent, three-story mill building at 6 Warner’s Lane in downtown Providence, right...
AUTHOR DAVID MCCULLOUGH (left) and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (right) will serve as the commencement speakers for Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges, universities announce commencement speakers

PROVIDENCE - With graduation season just around the corner, college and universities have revealed who will be delivering the commencement speech at their ceremonies....
NEW OWNER: Joanne Chang, new owner of Olga’s Cup and Saucer in Providence’s Jewelry District, purchased the neighborhood restaurant for $660,000 in November. She says the arrival of the Cambridge Innovation Center and construction of new housing in the district attracted her interest. / PBN PHOTO/­RUPERT ­WHITELEY

Shine returning to Providence’s Jewelry District

Investment in the Jewelry District of Providence has accelerated, fueled by large commercial and residential projects bringing new jobs and residents to the once-forlorn...
On Wednesday, the City Plan Commission is expected to review a revised design for a four-story building that would comply with the existing zoning for 249 Thayer St., Providence. / COURTESY ZDS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Revised design for Thayer Street building to come before Providence City...

PROVIDENCE – The developer of a building that will become the home of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University will...
DR. ALAN H. DANIELS is a spine surgeon who specializes in complex spinal disorders. He serves as chief of the Adult Spinal Deformity Service at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, director of spine surgery research at University Orthopedics and co-director of the Brown Spine Surgery Fellowship at Brown University. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY ORTHOPEDICS

Five Questions With: Dr. Alan H. Daniels

Dr. Alan H. Daniels is a spine surgeon who specializes in complex spinal disorders. He serves as chief of the Adult Spinal Deformity Service...

Brown gift a big win for R.I.

Five years after a $15 million gift helped the University of Rhode Island establish the George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, Brown University...
DOROTHY JIANG, a student at Brown University, and Andrew Boardman, a student at the University of Rhode Island, were named as two of 59 Truman Scholars this year.

Brown, URI students named 2018 Truman Scholars

PROVIDENCE – Dorothy Jiang from Brown University and Andrew Boardman from the University of Rhode Island have been named among 59 2018 Truman Scholars,...
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