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STEVEN NAPOLILLO, Providence College's senior associate athletic director, has been named the college's new vice president and director of athletics. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College taps Napolillo as next athletic director

PROVIDENCE – Providence College did not take long to find a new athletic director, and didn’t have to look too far either. The college announced...
SIX LOCAL COLLEGES were among the national institutions ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Online Programs rankings released on Tuesday.

Local colleges’ online programs score high marks with U.S. News

PROVIDENCE – Both Johnson & Wales University and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s respective online programs continue to be ranked among the best in...

McKee backs three new bond questions seeking combined $350M

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposed fiscal 2023 budget includes three bond questions for the November ballot with a combined $350 million price...
LT. GEN. MICHAEL FLYNN, pictured, and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Friday had their honorary degrees from the University of Rhode Island revoked. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

URI trustees revoke honorary degrees given to Giuliani, Flynn

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The honorary degrees awarded to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani by the University...
ROBERT G. DRISCOLL JR., Providence College's vice president and athletic director, will retire in June after 21 years at the college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC Athletic Director Driscoll to retire in June

PROVIDENCE – The longtime head of the Providence College athletic program will hang up his proverbial cleats this summer. The Dominican Friars college announced Friday...
REACHING OUT: Bryant University President Ross Gittell says since three-fourths of the school’s students come from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Bryant is increasing its efforts to enhance knowledge about the university beyond the New England region. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gittell leads Bryant with an economist’s eye

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Bryant University President...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE has received a $3 million gift from philanthropist Edward Avedisian for the college's nursing school. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Rhode Island College receives $3M gift to support its nursing school

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College became the beneficiary of the largest gift the school has received in its history. The state-run school announced Monday that...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY will hold the first week of spring classes online starting Jan. 24. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Roger Williams University latest college to start spring remotely

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University is the latest local college that will start its spring semester’s classes online. The university on Thursday said that all...
FRANK D. SANCHEZ will not seek a third term as Rhode Island College's president and will leave the college at the end of June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIC President Sanchez leaving school in June

PROVIDENCE – There will be a changing of the guard at Rhode Island College. The state-run school announced Thursday that Frank D. Sánchez, who has...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, pictured, and the Community College of Rhode Island announced that their respective spring semesters will start remotely through early February. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Rhode Island College, CCRI and RISD starting spring classes online

PROVIDENCE – In addition to requiring their students and employees to get COVID-19 booster shots before the start of the spring semester, Rhode Island...

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