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BACK WHERE IT STARTED: ­Eugenio Fernandez Jr. operates Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence’s West End, near where he grew up. Part of the mission of his business is to provide reliable health information to communities that often struggle to get that information. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Asthenis Pharmacy providing an alternative source for health care information

(Editor’s note: This is the 41st installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...

Staying positive, on a serious tip

A small boy was auditioning for a school play. His mother knew that he’d set his heart on being in the play and she...
SPEAKING OUT: Zainabou Thiam, center, a student at the MET School in Providence, speaks at a rally at Brown University on July 8 organized by the Black Lives Matter Rhode Island political action committee. The rally sought to end legacy admissions and support diversity and equity in universities. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Diversity advocates take aim at legacy admissions

For Viet Nguyen, a Brown University alumnus and founder of social impact organization EdMobilizer, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ban on affirmative action presents...
A NEW RESEARCH project by Harvard University and Stanford University released Thursday shows that students in Rhode Island have suffered multiple months of learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Study: R.I. students suffered significant learning loss during pandemic

PROVIDENCE – A new review by Harvard University and Stanford University researchers shows that Rhode Island students have suffered multiple months of learning loss...
A PAIR OF Brown University basketball players have filed a federal lawsuit against the Ivy League for allegedly engaging in a price-fixing agreement by not offering athletic scholarships to student athletes. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

2 Brown University basketball players sue Ivy League over no-scholarship policy

PROVIDENCE – Two Brown University basketball players, one former and one current, filed  a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday accusing the eight Ivy League...

Biden sees economy avoiding recession, but risks remain 

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden assured Americans on Friday that the U.S. economy is chugging along in the holiday season, but the very...

Advertising CEO will share tips to accelerate company growth at November...

Sean Reilly, CEO and president of Lamar Advertising Company headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., will share lessons learned from transforming Lamar and accelerating its...

URI’s connection to Mass. high-performance computing center powers advanced research

In Gaurav Khanna's world, access to cutting-edge, high-performance computers can open up countless possibilities. Khanna is a physics professor at the University of Rhode Island,...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE'S approval rating, according to 367 respondents to Harvard University, Rutgers University, Northeastern University and Northwestern University’s 'COVID State Project' survey in January, was 34.2%, lowest among the six New England governors. / SCREENSHOT VIA WPRI-TV CBS 12

Survey: McKee’s approval rating for COVID-19 response worst in N.E., decreased...

PROVIDENCE – A survey conducted jointly by multiple universities across the country found that Rhode Islanders have decreased support for health mandates and progressively...

Addressing climate change through endowment investments

Harvard University will keep phasing out all investments tied to oil, gas and coal, it announced on Sept. 9. Harvard President Larry Bacow cast...
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