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ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY is working on protocols in order to return to campus life next fall. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU, Salve working on protocols to reopen campus in the fall

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University have joined the growing list of local colleges announcing their intentions to return to campus...

Five Questions With: Marty Saklad

Marty Saklad is the principal broker and co-owner of Samson Realty in Providence, which is centered on East Side rentals but which also is...
BROWN UNIVERSITY announced Wednesday it is considering multiple scenarios in order to reopen its campus in the fall after closing it this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown announces multiple scenarios to reopen campus in fall; to hold...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University announced Wednesday a range of scenarios in order to reopen its campus in the fall, as well as moving its...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is a defendant in a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court of Rhode Island related to fees, housing costs and tuition collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown student files lawsuit against school over tuition, room and board...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is a defendant in a federal class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in which a student has alleged the Ivy League university...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY announced Thursday that it intends to have campus life return for the 2020 fall semester. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant intends to have campus life return in the fall

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University intends to have campus life return for the 2020 fall semester, the school announced Thursday. Bryant's studies are currently being conducted...
CHRISTINA H. PAXSON, president of Brown University, wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times saying that loss of revenue if colleges do not reopen in the fall would be “catastrophic,” and could force the closure of many institutions. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Brown president: Reopening colleges should be a priority

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The president of Brown University says reopening college campuses this fall should be a “national priority” for the well-being of the...
EMPTY CAMPUS: The Memorial Union at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown is pictured in the background. URI Provost Daniel DeHayes says the university is expected to issue $8 million in refunds on room and board and had to spend $1 million to transition about 1,800 classes online due to the ­COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With pandemic losses mounting, local colleges face biggest test

Rhode Island-based colleges are already feeling the financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the cancellation of usually profitable events and the loss of...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY will receive $14.1 million in federal aid from the CARES Act to help with costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Local colleges to collectively receive $75.8M from CARES Act

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., will be receiving much-needed federal aid from the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic...

Brown contributes lab supplies, protective equipment to medical providers

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is donating more than 4,000 N95 masks, as well as an array of gloves, gowns, face shields and additional items...
IMPROVED OVERSIGHT: Intus Care Chief Technology Officer Alex Rothberg, left, and CEO Robbie Felton were instrumental in creating a web-based app designed to cut costs and wasted time associated with home health care for seniors. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Web platform aims to make home health care more efficient

Robbie Felton grew up surrounded by senior citizens. He accompanied his mom, a geriatric social worker, on home visits. When she became the head of...

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