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TRAINING HUB: Jennifer Menard, left, interim vice president of economic and business development at Bristol Community College, and Laura Douglas, college president, stand outside the future home of the school’s National Offshore Wind Institute on the New Bedford waterfront. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unchartered training: How does region build workforce for new wind sector?

Toiling hundreds of feet above the open ocean, sometimes amid stormy weather and battering waves, technicians in the offshore wind industry need not only...
LOCAL COLLEGES, such as Brown University, pictured, are optimistic in having a rebound academic year starting in the fall after the COVID-19 pandemic upended campus life for 18 months. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

College leaders cautiously optimistic about having bounce-back year on campus

PROVIDENCE – With college students expected to soon return to campuses in Rhode Island, there is cautious optimism that the 2021-22 academic year will...
JOYFUL ENDEAVOR: Providence College President the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard remembers being impressed with the Dominican friars when he was a PC student. It drew him to their community.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PC president looks to market Friars’ brand on national level

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) The Rev. Kenneth...
WORK SITE: Amy Grzybowski, future director of a planned higher education center in northern Rhode ­Island, visits the building in downtown Woonsocket that will be converted into the center by late 2021 or early 2022. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Downtown Woonsocket getting a higher ed boost

The workforce in southern Rhode Island got a helping hand in getting crucial training when the state opened the Westerly Education Center four years...
THE COMEBACK: Jennifer Vinalon returned to the classroom at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus 10 years after she stopped pursuing a bachelor’s degree. She graduated in the spring and was a commencement speaker. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some colleges focus on persuading older students to finish what they...

Graduating college is a milestone for many, perhaps more so in a pandemic. For Jennifer Vinalon, the diploma holds even more significance. Vinalon, 37, earned...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY is requiring all students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before the fall semester. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University to require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19

SMITHFIELD – A month after Bryant University reopened its campus to 100% capacity, the university announced Wednesday that students who wish to return to...

Inaugural P-TECH health care cohort graduates from North Providence High School

WARWICK – In addition to their high school diplomas, 12 North Providence High School seniors graduated with associate degrees from the Community College of...

CCRI schedules 2 enrollment/vaccination clinics

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The Community College of Rhode Island is hosting two COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week in conjunction with enrollment events. The first is...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE is the latest college to require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

R.I. College to require vaccines for students

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College announced Wednesday that it will require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of the...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of the fall semester. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI to require students to be fully vaccinated by start of...

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island is the latest local college to require all students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning...

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