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BROWN UNIVERSITY, pictured, Johnson & Wales University and the Rhode Island School of Design will issue out either credits or adjusted fees on room and board for students due to the COVID-19 outbreak. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Colleges to offer reimbursements on room and board due to COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Some Rhode Island colleges say they will issue reimbursements for students’ room and board as a result of their not being able...

Bryant student-run investment fund hits $2M

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University’s student-run investment fund surpassed $2 million for the first time as of December, according to a news release. The Archway Investment...
ROSS GITTELL has been named president of Bryant University. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University names Gittell president

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University’s longtime and outgoing president now has a successor. The private university announced Wednesday that Ross Gittell, the chancellor of the Community...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY said that all Bryant students returning from abroad, either for study or regular travel, are to stay home for two weeks before returning to campus as a 'precaution' regarding the growing spread of coronavirus. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Local colleges addressing coronavirus threat

PROVIDENCE – As the concerns over coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, continue to grow, several local colleges are taking steps to address the matter, including...
FARM TO SCHOOL: Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s AmeriCorps VISTA members Rose Serra, right, and Liesl Miller, left, assist Chartwell’s executive chef Steven Dafonseca and his assistant at Pocasset Elementary School in Tiverton, as they serve a harvest lunch made with locally sourced ingredients, including apples from Steere Orchard in Smithfield. / COURTESY FARM FRESH RHODE ISLAND

Editor’s Choice: Farm Fresh R.I. to host farm-to-school gathering

EDITOR’S CHOICE Farm Fresh R.I. to host farm-to-school gathering FARM FRESH RHODE ISLAND is bringing together local farmers and K-12 food service organizations to help...
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Kristen Ransom, founder and chief technology officer of digital strategy company IncluDe Innovation, will serve as the keynote speaker for Brown University’s WE@Brown conference celebrating and empowering women in entrepreneurship on March 7. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Editor’s Choice: Celebrate women entrepreneurs

Editor’s choice Celebrate women entrepreneurs BROWN UNIVERSITY is hosting its an annual daylong WE@Brown conference celebrating and empowering women in entrepreneurship. Participants will have opportunities...
HELPING HAND: Brown University graduate student Kyle Zhang has helped to coordinate an initiative to raise funds to purchase medical supplies that will be sent to China to assist hospitals that are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. universities take steps to ease coronavirus fears

The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China is thousands of miles away from Rhode Island, but its impact is being felt locally, particularly...

Some local colleges, universities alter or suspend China study-abroad programs due...

PROVIDENCE – In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China, multiple local colleges and universities have taken steps to suspend or alter their...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY President Ronald K. Machtley was ranked as the highest-compensated private-college leader in the U.S. in 2017, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Chronicle of Higher Education. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Are you concerned that Rhode Island had the two highest-compensated private-college...

Retiring Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley made more than $6.2 million in 2017. Former Johnson & Wales University Chancellor, CEO and President John...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY President Ronald K. Machtley was ranked as the highest-compensated private-college leader in the U.S. in 2017, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Chronicle of Higher Education. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bryant’s Machtley, JWU’s Bowen ranked highest-compensated private-college leaders in U.S....

PROVIDENCE – A soon-to-be retired leader of a Rhode Island-based private university is ranked as the nation’s highest-compensated private-college president, while a former private...

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