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LENDING SUPPORT: Donald H. DeHayes, University of Rhode Island provost and vice president of academic affairs, says URI is sensitive to the cost of education and spends $100,000 on financial aid each year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Tuition, fees up at Rhode Island colleges, universities

In the fall, Rhode Island’s public-college students will find their education a little more expensive. The fiscal year 2018 state budget included across-the-board tuition...
TESTING: Abigail Scro, diagnostic technician at the Roger Williams University Aquatic Diagnostic Lab, prepares to run a test to look at quantitative Polymerase chain reactions that would indicate levels of Vibrio para­haemolyticus in oysters. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

R.I. schools promote undergrad research

If a university undergraduate is considering an advanced degree or wants to engage in discovery, what better way for them to learn than by...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND student Alexander Jimenez is preparing to study Chinese at National Taiwan University in Taiwan next year. /COURTESY ALEXANDER JIMENEZ

Jimenez to study Chinese at National Taiwan University next year

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Providence native and University of Rhode Island student Alexander Jimenez is preparing to study Chinese at National Taiwan University in Taiwan...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND'S Knight campus in Warwick. /COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

‘Promise’ residency rule made to be broken?

In the waning days of the General Assembly session, legislators wanted changes made to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program, the promise of two...

R.I. Promise recipients should stay

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program is a good idea. By providing Community College of Rhode Island students with two years...
STUCK: Uber and Lyft driver Sean DeLong’s professional background in business-operations management doesn’t lend itself to highly technical jobs, but his education and experience over-qualify him for most low-wage jobs, which has made it difficult for him to find a job since being laid off in 2015.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Behind seemingly positive employment data is structural weakness that in the...

Sean DeLong, 42, has applied for more than 800 jobs in Rhode ­Island and southeastern ­Massachusetts since November 2015.On average, he gets about one...
THE MARGARET M. JACOBY Observatory at Community College of Rhode Island. /COURTESY CCRI

CCRI to host observatory open house in July

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island will open the Margaret M. Jacoby Observatory at the Knight Campus in Warwick for an open...
BROWN UNIVERSITY said it will automatically waive application fees for any prospective student who qualified for free or reduced lunch programs starting with the class entering in fall 2018.

Are students with low incomes priced out of applying to college?

Applying to college can be stressful, especially for applicants with low incomes. Beyond the usual worries of acceptance and scholarship chances, they must weigh...
Newport County Chamber of Commerce

Newport Chamber to showcase CCRI’s Cyber Range

NEWPORT – The Newport County Chamber of Commerce will hold a showcase event on Thursday, May 4, as part of its STEAM Before Hours...
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