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FROM LEFT, Robert and Jean Leduc have provided the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth a $1 million gift to continue their support for the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement. Also pictured, at right, is UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Mark Fuller. / COURTERSY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth receives $1M gift to support three new programs

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is once again the beneficiary of a seven-figure monetary gift from Robert and Jean Leduc. The state university...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island has received two five-year TRIO grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $7.4 million to continue providing Rhode Island Educational Talent Search and Opportunity Center services to low-income, first-generation Rhode Island students. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI receives $7.4M in federal TRIO grants to support programs for...

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island announced Thursday that it has been awarded a pair of five-year U.S. Department of Education TRIO...
SOUNDING THE ALARM: Daniel Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, says local schools need to be “aggressive in managing the decline in the number of high school graduates in the coming years.” / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Enrollment ‘headwinds’ coming for local colleges

Colleges and universities in Rhode Island will need to find creative ways to draw in promising students in the face of a steep enrollment...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has been ranked No. 14 among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges rankings that were released Monday. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown ranks No. 14 nationally in U.S. News’ annual Best Colleges...

PROVIDENCE – For the fourth consecutive year, Brown University has been ranked No. 14 out of all the universities across the United States, according...
MICHAELE WHELAN has been appointed as Wheaton College's new president. She is just the second full-time woman president to lead the college in its history. / COURTESY WHEATON COLLEGE

Wheaton College appoints Whelan next president

NORTON – A high-ranking academic administrator from Emerson College in Boston will move south to Bristol County, Mass., to lead Wheaton College. The private college...
LAB VISIT: Roger Williams University President Ioannis Miaoulis visits with Emma Place, left, and Alicia Schickle, who are examining the Northern Star Coral being raised in the university’s wet lab. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AN ENGINEER’S ATTITUDE: At RWU, Miaoulis revels in opportunities to solve...

(Editor’s note: This is the second installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders. You can...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY will impose an indoor mask mandate on campus and have additional health protocols in advance of the start of the fall semester. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University imposes indoor mask mandate, testing initiatives on campus

SMITHFIELD – Another university has joined the ranks of local institutions implementing indoor mask mandates on campus. Bryant University announced Wednesday that it will require...

Cost of student loan forgiveness too big

At the end of June, 43 million borrowers – or about 14% of all adults in the U.S. – owed approximately $1.59 trillion in...

URI, PC and RIC to require masks indoors on campus

PROVIDENCE – Three additional local colleges have revised indoor their mask-wearing policies in advance of the fall semester. Providence College, Rhode Island College and the...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is being sued in a class action lawsuit for allegedly failing to prevent sexual misconduct against women. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Suit: Brown University failed to protect women from sexual misconduct

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect women from rape and other sexual misconduct, according to a federal class action...

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