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URI PRESIDENT David Dooley earned $426,333 in compensation from the university during 2018. Does his salary fit expectations and performance for his office? / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Is URI President David M. Dooley’s salary too large, too small...

In a field that more and more pays its chief executives for fund-raising and politics as well as more traditional administrative duties, public-university presidents...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND President David M. Dooley earned total compensation of $426,333 in 2018. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

URI’s Dooley earns $426K in 2018

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley earned $426,333 in 2018, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education report issued this...
A RENDERING OF what the University of Rhode Island's College of Engineering complex will look like when opened later this year. / COURTESY BALLINGER OF PHILADELPHIA

URI alum donating $10M to benefit new College of Engineering complex

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Businessman and University of Rhode Island alumnus Michael D. Fascitelli is donating $10 million to help equip the university's new engineering...

URI needs own board of trustees

There is no question, the University of Rhode Island is not like the Community College of Rhode Island, nor even Rhode Island College. Yet...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND President David M. Dooley appeared before the House Finance Committee Monday in support of legislation that would create a URI board of trustees. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do you think that the University of Rhode Island should have...

University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley went before the General Assembly recently to argue that URI needs an independent board of trustees...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND President David M. Dooley appeared before the House Finance Committee Monday in support of legislation that would create a URI board of trustees. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Dooley testifies for bill to create URI board of trustees

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley told lawmakers Monday that URI urgently needs its own board of trustees, arguing that...
COMMERCE RI announced has announced the three selected Innovation Campus applications submitted this year. The projects total $12 million in requested public funding. Above, Peckham Farm at URI, the site of one of the funded projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

3 projects chosen for Innovation Campus program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley announced Tuesday morning the approval of three of the 16...
TAKES GUTS: Michael Marchetti, executive director of the Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, sees potential profits in scallop viscera. / COURTESY JOHN LEE

URI to measure R.I.’s ocean economy to foster business collaboration

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island is leading a wide-ranging study to document the size and impact of the so-called “blue economy”...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools.“When I visit a...
THE ROBERT J. HIGGINS Welcome Center was officially opened during a ceremony Wednesday on the University of Rhode Island South Kingstown campus. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

Ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opens Higgins Welcome Center on URI main campus

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The new Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center on the University of Rhode Island's South Kingstown campus was officially opened in a...
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