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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...

Liberal arts college takes on job skills

With all the attention being given to improving the job skills of Rhode Island’s workforce, and rightfully so, it seems that many want to...
THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION has awarded $999,999 to fund a Roger Williams University project that will provide scholarships and training to low-income students pursuing STEM studies and careers. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

NSF grants RWU $1M for STEM scholarships and training

BRISTOL – Four Roger Williams University professors were awarded a $999,999 grant from the National Science Foundation to offer scholarships and provide training to...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY announced it will offer a fully-online MBA program designed for working professionals in December 2018.

Bryant launching online MBA program designed for working professionals

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has launched a fully-online Master of Business Administration program designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers, the university...
OF DEBT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Rhode Island ranked next to the bottom of a list of the states with the highest average student-loan debt for Class of 2017 graduates, presenting a significant impediment to the state’s economic future. 
 / COURTESY LENDEDU

High student debt is impediment to R.I.’s future economic health

The latest student-debt rankings put Rhode Island near the top – and not in a good way.According to LendEDU, an online student lending tool,...

Bryant approaches healthy goals via data analysis

Healthiest Employees: 500-1,999 Employees | #6. Bryant University CEO (or equivalent): Ronald K. Machtley, president Number of employees: 729Bryant University takes an analytics approach to the...
TWO URI alumni each donated $1 million toward upgrades to Meade Stadium, the home to the university's football team. The project is expected to cost $4.1 million. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND SPORTS INFORMATION

2 URI alumni donate combined $2M toward football stadium upgrades

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two University of Rhode Island alumni have each committed $1 million for enhancements to Meade Stadium, home to the school’s football...
Installed as the president of Rhode Island College in 2016, Frank D. Sánchez came with a reputation for innovation and commitment to students, most recently as vice chancellor for student affairs at City University of New York. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Learn to separate must, should, might, won’t

Frank D. Sánchez | Rhode Island College presidentMaking decisions is a part of everyone’s job. I have found that most choices, from the mundane...
DOING THE RIGHT THING? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is proposing an expansion of the Rhode Island Promise college scholarship program. The major question is, will the General Assembly support the proposal?
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

This promise delivers for future of R.I. and its students

Can lightning strike twice? If the bolt of energy is a new, expanded version of the Rhode Island Promise college scholarship program, let us...

Art schools aren’t doing so badly while other colleges struggle

Sculptor Eleanor Tomlinson had doubts about art school. The tuition looked costly, there was no guarantee of a job and she wondered whether a...
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