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NEIL D. STEINBERG, Rhode Island Foundation's CEO and president, said Monday in his speech during the foundation's annual meeting that the organization will soon submit three to five ideas to Gov. Daniel J. McKee and state legislators as to how the state should spend the $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Steinberg says R.I. Foundation will soon submit ‘big’ ideas to state...

PROVIDENCE – During the Rhode Island Foundation’s annual meeting held virtually Monday, CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg in his formal address touched on...
LAB VISIT: Roger Williams University President Ioannis Miaoulis visits with Emma Place, left, and Alicia Schickle, who are examining the Northern Star Coral being raised in the university’s wet lab. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AN ENGINEER’S ATTITUDE: At RWU, Miaoulis revels in opportunities to solve...

(Editor’s note: This is the second installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders. You can...

Prizes not way to beat COVID-19

It’s inherently unfair to pay or otherwise reward some but not all with gifts to persuade them to get a vaccine for COVID-19, but...
ALL-IN: Christine Soave Crum, left, owner of Gentry Moving and Storage in Cranston, accepts a delivery of office furniture from Don Erickson of Aspen Transport Service. Crum worked full time as a teacher when she founded the moving company with a partner in 2005 but now focuses all of her attention on Gentry.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gentry Moving’s Crum’s energy, adaptability are packed, ready to go

PBN Business 2021 Women Awards Achievement Honoree: Christine Soave Crum, Gentry Inc. CONSIDERING CHRISTINE SOAVE CRUM’S high-energy approach to work and life, it’s fitting that...
THE PAUL V. SHERLOCK on Disabilities at Rhode Island College will maintain its funding in the state budget over the next two years to continue serving students who are blind and visually impaired across the state.

Sherlock Center will receive $685K from state to continue services for...

PROVIDENCE – After a recent outcry from the community about the state seeking bids from other vendors to provide services for the blind and...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY is partnering with Breakthrough Providence to launch a college preparatory academy to helped underserved high school students in Providence.

Roger Williams University, Breakthrough Providence launch college prep academy for underserved...

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University is partnering with local nonprofit Breakthrough Providence to launch a college preparatory academy to helped underserved high school students...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced Monday that it has raised $3.1 million to help the Providence Public School District recruit minority teachers. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation raises $3.1M to help Providence school district recruit minority...

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to address equity gaps among teachers in the city’s school system, the Rhode Island Foundation and local donors have raised...
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...

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