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ON PACE: Kelly Donnell, associate professor of education at Roger Williams University, is teaching three courses from her Barrington home this semester because of the pandemic, but it hasn’t disrupted the pace or content of the instruction. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Flexibility crucial for continuing ed classes

COLLEGES IN THE AREA have their fingers crossed that their adult-education and certification programs will remain relatively unscathed during the corona­virus pandemic, and in...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY will receive $14.1 million in federal aid from the CARES Act to help with costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Local colleges to collectively receive $75.8M from CARES Act

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., will be receiving much-needed federal aid from the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic...
BROWN UNIVERSITY, pictured, Johnson & Wales University and the Rhode Island School of Design will issue out either credits or adjusted fees on room and board for students due to the COVID-19 outbreak. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Colleges to offer reimbursements on room and board due to COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Some Rhode Island colleges say they will issue reimbursements for students’ room and board as a result of their not being able...
LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY said that all Bryant students returning from abroad, either for study or regular travel, are to stay home for two weeks before returning to campus as a 'precaution' regarding the growing spread of coronavirus. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Local colleges addressing coronavirus threat

PROVIDENCE – As the concerns over coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, continue to grow, several local colleges are taking steps to address the matter, including...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: JWU adds a new degree of knowledge

When did food become so complicated? It seems like it should be just the opposite. We eat three times a day. The taking of nourishment...

Five Questions With: Laura Galligan

Laura Galligan was recently appointed dean of Johnson & Wales University’s College of Health & Wellness. She previously served as associate dean of the...

Some local colleges, universities alter or suspend China study-abroad programs due...

PROVIDENCE – In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China, multiple local colleges and universities have taken steps to suspend or alter their...
Margaret Hartigan

Emerging innovation hub drew us to R.I.

When you think of innovation hubs, perhaps the San Francisco Bay Area and New York spring to mind, or maybe a global city such...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY President Ronald K. Machtley was ranked as the highest-compensated private-college leader in the U.S. in 2017, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Chronicle of Higher Education. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Are you concerned that Rhode Island had the two highest-compensated private-college...

Retiring Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley made more than $6.2 million in 2017. Former Johnson & Wales University Chancellor, CEO and President John...

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