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BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...

Johnson & Wales University opens Center for Media Production

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University has opened its new Center for Media Production, a studio space at its Providence campus that will support...
FRUSTRATION FACTOR: Brown Medicine rheumatologist Dr. Deepan Dalal, left, and David Hemendinger, the practice’s chief information officer, say the time-consuming process of filling out electronic medical records might be contributing to physician burnout. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Searching for a remedy for physician burnout

Doctor appointments are rarely fun, but the prospect of visiting with a rushed, curt physician only makes it worse.  So why are unsatisfactory interactions with...
A NEW RANKING on college costs places Rhode Island at the top of the list for highest average tuition among colleges and universities located in the state.

R.I.’s average college tuition ranked highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's colleges and universities have the highest average in-state tuition in the nation, according to a ranking published Wednesday by website...
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...

Five Questions With: Michael Fein

Michael Fein has been appointed dean of Johnson & Wales University’s John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences at the Providence campus. He...
INVOLVED: Jim Boscov is the chairman and CEOALTERNATIVE SERVICES: The Providence Place mall has evolved to compete with online shopping and e-retailers by adding alternative services such as the CycleBar cycling studio and renting space to Comprehensive Community Action Program for a “skills center” that offers computer and language classes, as well as job-training workshops. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New stores help Providence Place evolve

To many, the closure of Nordstrom at Providence Place mall was a disheartening blow for the capital city, and further proof online shopping is...

Who Owns The Block?

Weybosset Street Page Street to Delta Street, Providence PBN RESEARCH AND PHOTOS/James Bessette PBN GRAPHIC/Lisa Lagreca
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY has been unranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings. Above, Marie Bernardo-Sousa, president of the JWU Providence Campus. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

JWU Providence campus unranked from 2019 U.S. News rankings for misreporting

PROVIDENCE – U.S. News & World Report has unranked Johnson & Wales University’s Providence campus from its 2019 college rankings for incorrectly reporting financial...
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Five Questions With Patricia Octeau

Patricia Octeau | Executive director, Rhode Island Bankers Association 1. What are your main duties? My primary duty is to manage our association, which consists...
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