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UNDER PRESSURE: Dr. Raymond Powrie, Care New England’s chief of medicine, acknowledges that financially “hard decisions have been made” during the pandemic.  / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Lifespan, CNE move toward merger, leaving many to wonder about side...

For decades, Rhode Island’s two largest hospital systems have been rivals, each enduring similar financial pressures on their own in a small but competitive...
BROWN UNIVERSITY announced Tuesday that it is delaying in-person instruction until at least early October due to rising COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island and across the country. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University, UMass Dartmouth alter reopening plans to involve more online...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth respectively announced this week that their institutions have altered their fall instruction plans that...
BROWN UNIVERSITY announced Wednesday that is has fully funded a $10 million endowment to help support the Providence Public School District. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University fully funds $10M endowment for Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Brown University announced Wednesday that it has fully funded a $10 million endowment commitment to help support public schools in Providence. The university...

Brown University will have trimester schedule as part of reopening plan

PROVIDENCE – Brown University will operate on a fall, spring and summer trimester schedule for the 2020-21 academic year to limit the number of...
BROWN UNIVERSITY's reopening plan for the fall includes altering its academic schedule to operate on a trimester system that limits the number of students on campus at one time. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Brown University will have trimester schedule as part of reopening plan

PROVIDENCE – Brown University's plan to reopen its campus for the fall includes a unique modification to its academic calendar in order to limit...
RONALD K. MACHTLEY, who is retiring June 30 after 24 years as president of Bryant University, told Providence Business News that the U.S. will lose its competitive advantage in the world if colleges do not reopen in the fall. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Machtley: ‘We will lose our competitive advantage’ if colleges don’t reopen...

SMITHFIELD – As local colleges are putting together their respective reopening plans for the fall semester after having to close their campuses in March...
BROWN UNIVERSITY approved a $1.3 billion consolidated base budget for the 2021 fiscal year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown approves $1.3B base fiscal budget; numbers may change due to...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has approved its $1.3 billion consolidated base budget for the 2021 fiscal year, a budget that increases financial support for...
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...
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...

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