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NO SCHOOL’S IMMUNE: Brown University announced a hiring freeze after the coronavirus pandemic hit, and Brown administrators have taken salary reductions. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Financial losses mount at colleges, universities

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has incurred a $20 million financial hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and school administrators, including President Christina H. Paxson, are taking salary reductions for the next fiscal year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown has seen $20M hit from COVID-19 to date; administrators take...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University administrators are taking salary reductions in order to limit the significant financial hit the Ivy League university has sustained so...
CHUCK ISGAR, top left, Megan Kasselberg, top right, and David Lu, center bottom, are the founders of Intern From Home./COURTESY CHUCK ISGAR.

Stepping Up: Brown University students create site to match ‘virtual’ interns...

PROVIDENCE – The disruption of university life created by the new coronavirus pandemic has led directly to a new business service launched by Brown...

RIDE develops early-warning system for early dropout intervention

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education released an updated early-warning system that will identify students who are at risk of dropping out of...
FACE TIME: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo at one of the daily briefings she has given during the crisis. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Raimondo’s leadership, transparency earn praise

State governors are ­typically not front and center during a national crisis. But the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the U.S. has pushed governors to...
BROWN UNIVERSITY will implement a hiring freeze until further notice. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University implementing hiring freeze

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has instituted a hiring freeze until further notice in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. University Provost Richard M. Locke wrote...

Brown Angel Group invests $500K in first 6 months

PROVIDENCE – The Brown Angel Group has collectively invested more than $500,000 into startups founded by Brown University graduates in its first six months,...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY announced Friday it is postponing its commencement ceremonies scheduled for May due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

PC, Salve Regina postponing commencement ceremonies

PROVIDENCE – Providence College and Newport-based Salve Regina University both announced Friday that they are postponing their respective commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19...
SHINING EXAMPLE: Dietrich Neumann, a professor of the history of modern architecture at Brown University, stands in front of the university’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, which he says is one of the best modern buildings in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

R.I. architects: Government shouldn’t dictate style

Classical design is found in public buildings across much of Rhode Island. The architectural style appears in the columns of courthouses and the rotundas...
PLANTING THE SEEDS: Sheri Griffin and Jesse Rye, co-executive directors of Farm Fresh RI, stand in front of the steel framework for the organization’s brand-new 60,000-square-foot Food Hub facility in the Woonasquatucket River Valley that will be completed in the fall of 2020. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Farm Fresh R.I. growing food operation

Farm Fresh Rhode Island IS taking its operation to the next level by building a new facility and ascribing to the ambitious goal of...

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