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MAKING A MARK: Gaining influence takes time in U.S. House

When he arrived at the U.S. Capitol in January 2001 as a newly elected House member, Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., understood that helping...
HELENA B. FOULKES announced Wednesday in a new campaign ad that, if elected this year, she won't seek re-election if student performance across Rhode Island doesn't improve in four years. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Foulkes vows to improve student performance across state if elected

PROVIDENCE – In a unique campaign announcement Wednesday, former CVS Health Corp. executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Helena B. Foulkes said, if elected, she...
CAREER PATHFINDER: U.S. Navy veteran Camy R. Ruck credits the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance with assisting her in finding the type of job she wanted in civilian life. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Vets’ transition to civilian jobs aided by R.I.-based alliance

Camy R. Ruck’s experience in the U.S. Navy from 2012 to 2018 equipped her with skills to be an information system technician overseeing computer...
PLAYS TO WIN: Since becoming director of the North Kingstown Recreation Department in 2019, Chelsey Dumas Gibbs has won grants to push forward park and playground improvement projects, pulling in $571,000 for facilities and programming. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Dumas Gibbs energized to keep community members active

Business Women Awards 2022 Woman to Watch Government/Quasi-Government Chelsey Dumas Gibbs, Town of North Kingstown A blizzard of improvements in recent years at public places...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island is a finalist in the Lumina Foundation’s 'The Million Dollar Community College Challenge.' / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI a finalist in Lumina Foundation’s $1M prize to boost marketing...

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island is among 10 community colleges from around the U.S. in the running for a seven-figure grant...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE held a press conference on Thursday in which he brushed off questions about his flagging polling numbers, addressed why he dropped out of an upcoming election forum and denied personal involvement with the termination of state contract to operate COVID-19 testing sites that was held by a rival gubernatorial candidate's company. / SCREENSHOT COURTESY WJAR-TV

McKee brushes off low poll numbers, not debating until papers filed

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday brushed off questions about his flagging polling numbers, addressed why he dropped out of an upcoming...
LATHE ­LESSONS: Wilbert Cante, left, and Melvin Shaw, both machine technology students at William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School in Lincoln, work on the manual lathe machine. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Davies students step up for early career launch

On any given day, workers at Greystone of Lincoln Inc. churn out a half million “safety-critical” components for airbags, car engines and aerospace equipment. But...
COMMON GOAL: From left, Tekla E. Moquin, associate vice president of the division of workforce partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island; Amy Grzybowski, assistant commissioner at the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner; and Jenifer Giroux, assistant vice president for professional studies and continuing education at Rhode Island College, have been working together to provide an education system that allows all Rhode Islanders a chance at earning a degree or advanced credential in fields that are in demand. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Leaders lay groundwork to ‘supercharge’ training

It was a first at Rhode Island College. At the start of the spring semester, the college started offering a fully online degree – a...

CCRI dental hygiene students to host free children’s dental clinic

LINCOLN – Dental hygiene students at the Community College of Rhode Island plan to host a free children’s dental sealant and fluoride treatment clinic...
WELCOME WAGON: University of Rhode Island President Marc B. Parlange, right, welcomes a new student to campus last fall. In an effort to make the university more attractive to current and prospective students, Parlange wants to enhance the experiential learning opportunities of students and see them get internships and take advantage of opportunities to do research and learn about research. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

PREPPING FOR AN IMPACT: Parlange sees ‘crucial role’ for URI research...

(Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Marc B. Parlange...

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