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GOV. DANIEL J. McKee has filed a budget amendment to extend Rhode Island College’s Hope Scholarship program for an additional two years through July 1, 2030. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

McKee files budget amendment to extend Hope Scholarship program to 2030

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday filed a budget amendment to extend Rhode Island College’s Hope Scholarship program for an additional two...
BIG PLANS: Jack Warner, Rhode Island College’s interim president, says in addition to training for RIC students, the Institute of Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies will do contract work for local businesses, such as offering professional development courses to train staff in ­cybersecurity. 
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For many, tech institute can’t come fast enough

The alarming notice appeared without warning on the town of North Kingstown’s computer system in April. A message said hackers had taken control of the...

RIC gets much-needed support

Rhode Island College got two much-needed wins in this year’s legislative session. The first is a long-sought extension to RIC of the Hope Scholarship program....

Rhode Island College unveils renovated Horace Mann Hall

PROVIDENCE – With a ribbon-cutting on April 3, Rhode Island College officially marked the completion of the long-awaited renovation of Horace Mann Hall. Horace Mann...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE will amed his fiscal budget plan to include $4 million in funding for a proposed new cybersecurity institute at Rhode Island College. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

McKee proposes funding for cybersecurity institute, Hope scholarship at RIC

PROVIDENCE – There could be a new cybersecurity institute established at Rhode Island College led by a former congressman who made that industry a...
ROUGH PATCH: Rhode Island College nursing student Mel “Rising Dawn” Cordeiro says some frustrating experiences after transferring from the Community College of Rhode Island sometimes left her questioning if it was worth the trouble.
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SCHOOL DAZE: RIC searches for identity amid severe enrollment drop

Erik Christiansen didn’t know much about Rhode Island College when he agreed to take a job teaching history there in 2010. The Maryland native quickly...
NEW I­NCENTIVE: Rhode Island College interim President Jack Warner wants state lawmakers to approve a scholarship to cover two years of tuition for students who enroll directly out of high school. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Give RIC scholarship to help lure students

A 33% decline in enrollment at Rhode Island College over the last decade should be sounding alarm bells on campus and at the Statehouse. The...

RIC interim president gets contract extension; search for permanent leader planned...

PROVIDENCE – The interim leader of Rhode Island College is staying on for another year, with plans to begin the search for a permanent...

PBN’s most-read stories of 2022

From developments with the potential to reshape the landscape of Providence and a steady stream of million-dollar home sales across Rhode Island, to ongoing...

RIC to waive test score admission requirements for education students

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College students soon won’t have to meet standardized test score requirements to enroll in RIC’s teacher preparation program. The pilot program...
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