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DR. JACK A. ELIAS will step down in his role as the dean of Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School and become the university’s senior health advisor. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MIKE SKORSKI

Elias stepping down as Warren Alpert Medical School dean; will become...

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Jack A. Elias will be stepping down in his role as dean of Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and will...

Returning to normal

Are you optimistic that some sense of normalcy will return by the end of 2021? Yes: 90% Unsure: 10% No: 0% When do you feel some sense of...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Expenditure Council's new report Monday, titled 'How Rhode Island Compares,' states that Rhode Island overspends on K-12 education compared to the rest of the U.S., while underspends on higher education.

RIPEC: R.I. comparatively underspends on higher education, but overspends on K-12

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council on Monday released a report how the Ocean State compares to the United States and New...

New leaders

Are you happy with the changes in leadership among R.I. elected officials this year, including Daniel J. McKee as governor? Yes: 75% No: 25% Unsure: 0% Are you...

Raimondo: R.I. ‘in a good, stable place’

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo delivered what's expected to be her final State of the State address virtually on Wednesday, focusing mostly on...
PLENTY ON HIS PLATE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is not only leading the city government through the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s also signed an executive order to start a truth-telling and reparation process for Black and Indigenous people. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fixing racial injustice, failing schools remain priorities in Providence

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has been in office since 2015, but after being reelected in 2018, he is now term-limited and cannot run for...
CHRISTINA H. PAXSON, president of Brown University, has been named the chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's board of directors. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Brown University President Paxson named Boston Fed’s board chair

PROVIDENCE – Brown University President Christina H. Paxson will serve as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s board of directors, Boston Fed...
THE HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL Parents Association has reached an agreement with Rhode Island College to take over the 122-year-old Henry Barnard School, which RIC was expected to close at the end of this academic year due to financial cuts. / COURTESY HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL

Local association saves Henry Barnard School from permanent closure

PROVIDENCE – Parents have collaborated to help save a century-plus-old institution on the Rhode Island College campus. The Henry Barnard School Parents Association announced Monday...

The wide computer science divide among races

When it comes to the digital divide, often the focus is on how lack of internet service and basic technology will hurt students’ academic...

The morality of canceling student debt

President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive at least some student debt during his campaign, and he now supports immediately canceling $10,000 per borrower as...

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