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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...
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...
BROWN UNIVERSITY, pictured, Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island are moving curricula to online in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

More local colleges moving classes online due to virus concerns

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges are continuing to adjust programming and protocols in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, and following leads of other...

Brown School of Public Health names Harvard administrator as next dean

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Ashish K. Jha has been named the next dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. Jha, who currently serves as...
BROWN UNIVERSITY will exit its positions in fossil fuel companies. The university noted it had already exited 90% of its fossil fuel company investments as of March 4. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown announces divestments from fossil fuel companies

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has divested 90% of its endowment investments in fossil fuel companies, with plans to eventually exit its positions in fossil...
DR. ASHISH K. JHA has been named the new dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Jha named new Brown School of Public Health dean

PROVIDENCE – The current faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute has been appointed as the new leader for the Brown University School...

Brown University president Paxson receives three-year contract extension

PROVIDENCE – Christina H. Paxson will continue to lead Brown University for another five years after the Ivy League university agreed to extend her...
CHRISTINA H. PAXSON, president of Brown University, received a three-year extension on her contract to lead the Ivy League school through June 30, 2025. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Brown University president Paxson receives three-year contract extension

PROVIDENCE – Christina H. Paxson will continue to lead Brown University for another five years after the Ivy League university agreed to extend her...
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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