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Thomas M. Ryan, former chairman, CEO and president of CVS Health, and his wife Cathy Ryan have made the largest private gift in the University of Rhode Island's history. The $35 million gift will be split into three parts: $24 million will go to the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, $10 million will establish the Thomas M. Ryan Scholars program and a $1 million challenge grant will go toward upgrading facilities for men's and women's basketball. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI receives $35M gift from Thomas and Cathy Ryan

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Former CVS Health Corp. Chairman, CEO and President Thomas M. Ryan and his wife, Cathy, made a $35 million contribution to...
BROWN UNIVERSITY ranked No. 7 overall on the 2020 college and university rankings conducted by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

6 local colleges and universities make top 250 in 2020 WSJ...

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island colleges and universities and two Bristol County, Mass., institutions ranked in the top 250 schools for 2020, as determined...
SEVEN RHODE ISLAND and two Massachusetts schools were on Forbes' "America's Top Colleges 2019" list.

9 local colleges among Forbes’ top 650

PROVIDENCE – Forbes has ranked seven Rhode Island schools and two Bristol County, Mass., schools among the best 650 four-year, degree-granting institutions in the...
THE UNIVERSITY of Massachusetts board of trustees approved a rate increase that will impact in-state students tuition by 2.5% in the next fiscal year. Out-of-state tuition are set to increase next year at 3% and 2% rate, depending on which campus a student attends.

UMass board approves in-state tuition hike of 2.5%

PROVIDENCE – Tuition at the University of Massachusetts will increase 2.5% for in-state students to $14,722 in the 2019-2020 academic year, the state university...
URI PRESIDENT David Dooley earned $426,333 in compensation from the university during 2018. Does his salary fit expectations and performance for his office? / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Is URI President David M. Dooley’s salary too large, too small...

In a field that more and more pays its chief executives for fund-raising and politics as well as more traditional administrative duties, public-university presidents...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND President David M. Dooley earned total compensation of $426,333 in 2018. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

URI’s Dooley earns $426K in 2018

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley earned $426,333 in 2018, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education report issued this...

Want a job? Cybersecurity is the ticket

The success of the Real Jobs Rhode Island program is predicated on the idea that workforce development should be driven by the needs of...
CHARTERCARE HEALTH PARTNERS IS CLOSING the St. Joseph School of Nursing, citing enrollment and tuition issues. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

CharterCARE closes St. Joseph School of Nursing

NORTH PROVIDENCE – CharterCARE Health Partners announced that it will permanently close the St. Joseph School of Nursing this year after 117 years of...

URI needs own board of trustees

There is no question, the University of Rhode Island is not like the Community College of Rhode Island, nor even Rhode Island College. Yet...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND President David M. Dooley appeared before the House Finance Committee Monday in support of legislation that would create a URI board of trustees. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do you think that the University of Rhode Island should have...

University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley went before the General Assembly recently to argue that URI needs an independent board of trustees...
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