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THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND'S fifth annual Rhode Island Food System Summit will focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected food insecurity in both Rhode Island and across the U.S.

URI’s annual Food System Summit to focus on COVID-19 impact on...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island’s fifth annual Rhode Island Food System Summit will focus on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on food...
MARK FULLER has been named interim chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

Fuller named UMass Dartmouth’s interim chancellor

DARTMOUTH – Mark Fuller, currently the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s vice chancellor for advancement and former dean of the university’s Isenberg School of Management,...

Rhode Island School of Design cancels 2021 in-person commencement; moves ceremony...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design announced Monday that it is canceling its in-person commencement for the Class of 2021 and will...
ROSANNE SOMERSON, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, announced Tuesday that she will retire on June 30, 2021, after this academic year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN/JO SITTENFELD

RISD President Somerson to retire June 30

PROVIDENCE – With “mixed emotions,” Rhode Island School of Design President Rosanne Somerson announced Tuesday in a letter to the school community that she...
THE R.I. BOARD of Education approved Thursday increases of tuition and fees for Community College of Rhode Island, pictured, and Rhode Island College. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. education board approves tuition increases for CCRI, RIC

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Board of Education on Thursday signed off on proposed tuition increases for both the Community College of Rhode Island and...

The morality of canceling student debt

President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive at least some student debt during his campaign, and he now supports immediately canceling $10,000 per borrower as...
DEBRENNA LAFA AGBENYIGA has been appointed as the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at Stonehill College. / COURTESY STONEHILL COLLEGE

Stonehill College appoints Agbenyiga as new provost

EASTON – Stonehill College on Wednesday announced that DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga has been appointed as the college’s new provost and vice president of academic...
DENNIS M. HANNO will step down as Wheaton College's president in late 2021. / COURTESY WHEATON COLLEGE

Hanno to step down as Wheaton College president in 2021

NORTON – There will be a change in leadership at Wheaton College as Dennis M. Hanno will leave his position as the college’s president...
ROGER MANDLE, who served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design for 15 years until 2008, died over the weekend. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Former RISD President Roger Mandle dies

PROVIDENCE – Roger Mandle, who served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design for 15 years through 2008, died this past weekend....
COLLEGE UNBOUND has been granted approval for initial accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

College Unbound receives accreditation by NECHE

PROVIDENCE – College Unbound announced on Monday that it has been granted approval for initial accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The...

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