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RON MACHTLEY, longtime Bryant University president, says he's stepping down in 2020. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Bryant President Machtley announces plan to retire in 2020

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley, who has led the university for 23 years, announced Monday that he will retire as president...
RHODE ISLAND INSTITUTIONS had the second-highest average student debt per borrower, according to a report from Lendedu.com.

Report: R.I. has 2nd-highest average student debt in U.S. in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The average student loan debt per borrower who graduated from a Rhode Island college or university in 2017 was $35,371, the second-highest...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE PRESIDENT Rev. Brian J. Shanley is stepping down in June 2020./ PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PC President Rev. Shanley told by religious superior he can’t serve...

Updated at 2:20 p.m. MondayPROVIDENCE – Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, soon to be the longest serving president in PC history, announced...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION says there are more than $2 million worth of scholarships available through funds managed by the philanthropic agency. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation announces students can apply for $2M in scholarships

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s high school students can now access more than $2 million in college scholarships administered by the Rhode Island Foundation, according...
DENNIS LITTKY, co-founder and president of College Unbound, says the U.S. Department of Education has given the school permission to accept requests for federal financial aid from its students. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence-based College Unbound gets OK for federal student aid

PROVIDENCE – The president of College Unbound has announced that the U.S. Department of Education recently cleared the way for the nontraditional, degree-granting school...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Warren Alpert Medical School is launching a new, four-year dual degree program, which will combine a medical degree in primary care with a master's of science in population health.  / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Several R.I. graduate schools make national ranking

PROVIDENCE – A new national ranking of graduate schools has placed Brown University's medical school at the No. 26 best in the United States...
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Five questions with Maling Ebrahimpour

Maling Ebrahimpour | Dean, College of Business, University of Rhode Island1. The College of Business at URI recently hired 10 faculty. What was the...
IOANNIS N. MIAOULIS has been named the 11th president of Roger Williams University. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU names Miaoulis next president

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University on Wednesday named Ioannis N. Miaoulis as its next president.Miaolis has served as the president and director of the...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Jan. 28, 2019

Some Providence residents want stricter regulation of student housing. A city commission agrees but is it discrimination?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Jan. 14, 2019

The business of educating teachers is shrinking in R.I.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...
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