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JT Torres

How DEI rollbacks at colleges set back learning

Just four years ago, following the murder of George Floyd, almost every college and university in the U.S. had at least one diversity, equity...

Five Questions With: Kevin Matta

Kevin Matta is the senior director of people and culture for United Way of Rhode Island Inc. and the president of the Rhode Island-based...

Diverse thinking is key

Harnessing cognitive diversity in the workplace involves recognizing and accommodating individual variations in thinking and information processing. Given that cognitive diversity is comprised of...

Five Questions With: Christin Zollicoffer

Christin Zollicoffer is the new chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Lifespan Corp. In this role, she leads Lifespan’s strategy for a “diverse,...

Why Diversity Matters

Diversity widens viewpoints and takes different ideas and perspectives into account. This can translate into creating richer solutions, obtaining better results and maximizing productivity, innovation...

R.I. receives $5.5M for broadband improvements

PROVIDENCE – Almost 50,000 families in Rhode Island, or around 12% of all households, do not have internet connection, according to state data. Meanwhile, the...
Robert G. Driscoll Jr.

Big East Conference names Driscoll 2022 John Thompson Jr. Award winner

ROBERT G. DRISCOLL JR., former Providence College vice president and director of athletics, was recently named by the Big East Conference as the 2022...

Five Questions With: Talia Brookshire

Talia Brookshire, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s first-ever chief diversity officer, joined the organization in March. Brookshire, who was offered the position after a...
Silas Pinto / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Silas Pinto

Silas Pinto | Director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for the city of Providence 1. Diversity can mean different things to different people. How would...

R.I. Foundation awards 3 nonprofits for collaboration, inclusion

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced May 2 that it honored three local nonprofits with the foundation’s annual Best Practice Awards. The Norman Bird...
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