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McKee ‘not satisfied’ with state’s vaccine rollout

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday issued a rebuke of the state's rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, adding "speeding up vaccine...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of 25 colleges that filed Oct. 30 an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California asking the court to block the federal government from implementing new rules that would restrict H-1B visa eligibility. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown joins legal brief to block new federal visa rules

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five colleges, including Brown University, filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California on Oct. 30 asking the court to...
HOME SWEET HOME: Retired Saint Elizabeth Community CEO and President Steven Horowitz championed the creation of four Green House Homes, which are properties that have amenities similar to a regular home but residents receive equivalent care as if they were in a Saint Elizabeth facility. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Steven Horowitz, retired CEO and president, Saint Elizabeth Community

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Steven Horowitz | Retired CEO and president, Saint Elizabeth Community SAINT ELIZABETH COMMUNITY saw exponential growth under Steven Horowitz’s...

More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

BOSTON (AP) – More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy...
DIVERSE WORKFORCE: C.C. Business Corp. Vice President Ron Brewer, left, and President Marcellus Sharpe stand outside of Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket, one of the private-security company’s clients. Brewer estimates that 70% of the company’s 39 employees are minorities. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A question of equity: Can R.I. level the field for minority...

As small-business owners clambered to get in on the federal payroll relief program launched in the wake of COVID-19, Anna Mangeni held back. Her business,...
CHARLES LIEBER, chairman of Harvard University’s chemistry department and a leading scientist in the study of nanotechnology was arrested for lying to U.S. investigators about his role in recruiting people to pass along scientific research to the Chinese government. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Harvard chemistry chief charged with lying about China ties

NEW YORK – The chairman of Harvard University’s chemistry department and a leading scientist in the study of nanotechnology was arrested for lying to United States...
Johnson & Wales University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth were among five teams featuring multiple New England-based higher education institutions to receive $250,000 grants from the New England Food Vision campaign led by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation. / COURTESY HENRY P. KENDALL FOUNDATION

3 local college’s food and sustainability programs awarded $250K by regional...

PROVIDENCE - Three Rhode Island- and Bristol,County, Mass.-based projects aiming to produce more of the food eaten locally within the region have been recognized...
THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT filed a 37-page brief Thursday, saying Harvard has violated the law by using a personal rating system that improperly considers race. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Harvard admissions discrimination lawsuit wins government support

NEW YORK - The U.S. government backed a lawsuit challenging Harvard University’s admissions processes as biased against Asian-Americans, as the case attacking affirmative action...

Ivy League rallies behind Harvard to fight admissions suit

NEW YORK - Yale, Brown and Princeton universities were among more than a dozen elite schools that endorsed Harvard University’s practice of considering race as...
ROCKY HILL SCHOOL has announced its first-ever female head of school, Diane Rich, would take office effective July 1. / COURTESY ROCKY HILL SCHOOL

Rich named new head of Rocky Hill School

EAST GREENWICH - For the first time since Dorothy Marshall founded Rocky Hill School in 1934, a woman will lead the now 84-year-old instutition. On Tuesday, Rocky...

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