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DYNAMIC DIRECTION: Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University, in the Bruhn Room in the university’s John Hay Library. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Paxson charts Brown’s future in collaborative effort

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Business leadership: Christina H. Paxson, president, Brown UniversityChristina H. Paxson, president of Brown University since 2012, knows “you can’t just do...
Prior to becoming head of The College Crusade of Rhode Island in 2016, Andrew Bramson, a former Peace 
Corps volunteer, held executive positions at 
The Providence Plan. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Succeeding through collaboration and collective wisdom

Andrew Bramson | The College Crusade of Rhode Island president and CEOAt The College Crusade of Rhode Island, our mission is to help young...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools.“When I visit a...

40% of R.I. Promise students did not return for year two

WARWICK – Forty percent of the first cohort of Rhode Island Promise students enrolled at the Community College of Rhode Island did not return...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND confirmed Friday that 40 percent of the initial Rhode Island Promise students did not return for their second year of studies. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

40% of R.I. Promise students did not return for year two

WARWICK – Forty percent of the first cohort of Rhode Island Promise students enrolled at the Community College of Rhode Island did not return...
BREAKING BARRIERS: College Unbound provides access to college for busy adults, offering babysitting service and dinner to save time so they can go direct to class. Charlene Howie, of Providence, eats dinner while studying before class. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

College Unbound clears hurdles blocking adult learning

Innovative Companies | NonprofitsCollege Unbound’s story began in 2009 as an initiative of Big Picture Learning, a nonprofit with more than 20 years of...
DRONE HOME: Phuntsho Norbu, right, a senior majoring in computer science and math-economics, and Christian Joachim, a senior majoring in computer science, build a racing drone in Wheaton College’s award-winning Maker’s Space. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Wheaton College melds rigorous study, real-world experience

Innovative Companies | EducationThings that set Wheaton College in Norton apart from its competitors in the private, liberal arts, higher education marketplace are its...

Report: R.I. 529 plans rank well nationally

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island 529 education savings plan, CollegeBound Saver, was rated as one of the best 529 education savings plans in the...
ANDREW PETERSON, an associate professor in Brown’s School of Engineering, is the lead researcher for a project that will use machine learning to speed up atom-level simulations of chemical reactions and the properties of materials. The project was recently granted $3.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown-led research team wins $3.5M grant to speed up chemical reaction...

PROVIDENCE – A Brown University-led research team had received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project that will...
R.I. GENERAL TREASURER Seth Magaziner's office oversees the 529 education savings plans in the state, which were recently rated among the best in the country by SavingforCollege.com. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Report: R.I. 529 plans rank well nationally

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island 529 education savings plan, CollegeBound Saver, was rated as one of the best 529 education savings plans in the...
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