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JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY is now requiring its faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Johnson & Wales University requires faculty, staff to be vaccinated

PROVIDENCE – As COVID-19 cases rise in Rhode Island, another local college is mandating its faculty and staff to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. Johnson...

Young professionals honored at PBN’s 40 Under Forty ceremony

WARWICK – Forty young business professionals were honored Thursday at Aldrich Mansion for their efforts in the workplace and community at Providence Business News’...
THE COMEBACK: Jennifer Vinalon returned to the classroom at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus 10 years after she stopped pursuing a bachelor’s degree. She graduated in the spring and was a commencement speaker. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some colleges focus on persuading older students to finish what they...

Graduating college is a milestone for many, perhaps more so in a pandemic. For Jennifer Vinalon, the diploma holds even more significance. Vinalon, 37, earned...
RIVER HOUSE at 1 Point St., Providence, was acquired by Brown University for $75 million to be used for graduate and medical student housing. / COURTESY BRUCE T. MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Brown University purchases River House for $75M for student housing

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is increasing its student housing footprint in the city. The Ivy League university announced that it, through a subsidiary named River...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND researchers, along with colleagues from the University of Maine, received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the effectiveness of floating offshore wind turbines. / COURTESY ORSTED U.S. OFFSHORE WIND

URI, UMaine researchers receive $1.2M grant to study floating offshore wind...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Engineers at the University of Rhode Island, along with colleagues from the University of Maine, have been awarded a $1.2 million...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY is requiring all students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before the fall semester. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University to require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19

SMITHFIELD – A month after Bryant University reopened its campus to 100% capacity, the university announced Wednesday that students who wish to return to...
GREGORY W. BOWMAN, dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, says a new required course for students on race and the law will give students some grounding in the historical perspective of the structures of the law and systemic inequities that exist within the law. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

RWU School of Law introduces required course on race and the...

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University School of Law announced Monday that it will introduce a new required course for students that will focus on...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY has received a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund its STEM Scholars program. /COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant receives $650K from National Science Foundation to support STEM Scholars...

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholars program is getting a six-figure boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation. The university...
SYLVIA R. CAREY-BUTLER has been appointed as Brown University's new vice president of institutional equity and diversity. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University names Carey-Butler VP of institutional equity and diversity

PROVIDENCE – Brown University’s Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity will have a new leader later this summer. The Ivy League university announced Thursday that...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE is the latest college to require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

R.I. College to require vaccines for students

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College announced Wednesday that it will require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of the...

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