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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...

Phoenix Partnership offers manufacturer employer training classes

PROVIDENCE – The Phoenix Partnership of Polaris MEP will offer its Level 200 Manufacturing Developmental Series, part of its three tiers of free manufacturer...

New England Tech offering additional free college courses through RIDE All...

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology received approval from the R.I. Department of Education to offer more than a dozen free...

Should local colleges mandate that students and staff get COVID-19 booster...

Local colleges this past summer made it clear that nearly all students – and employees in some cases – needed to be vaccinated against...
LOCAL COLLEGES are currently strongly recommending students and employees to get COVID-19 booster shots, and currently vetting as to whether or not to mandate them on campus. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARY ALTAFFER

Local colleges taking wait-and-see approach on mandating booster vaccines

PROVIDENCE – In late summer, just before students returned to local college campuses for the new academic year, the schools made it clear that...

New England Institute of Technology launches practical nurse program

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology, through its College of Health Sciences, is launching a practical nurse program that will begin...
ASSEMBLY LINE: Machine operator Yahalra Santiago, left, helps Hache Diaz pack soap at Bradford Soap Works Inc. in West Warwick. Bradford CEO and President Stuart Benton says the company has had difficulty filling available positions due to a lack of skilled labor in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stronger, eager to grow

The flexibility required of Rhode Island manufacturers to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has made many of them stronger, says Kathie Mahoney, center...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has been ranked No. 14 among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges rankings that were released Monday. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown ranks No. 14 nationally in U.S. News’ annual Best Colleges...

PROVIDENCE – For the fourth consecutive year, Brown University has been ranked No. 14 out of all the universities across the United States, according...
Matthew Shulte

Steamship Historical Society of America receives $250K challenge grant

MATTHEW SHULTE is the executive director of the Steamship Historical Society of America, a Warwick-based nonprofit that offers ship education, which was recently selected...
LOCAL COLLEGES, such as Brown University, pictured, are optimistic in having a rebound academic year starting in the fall after the COVID-19 pandemic upended campus life for 18 months. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

College leaders cautiously optimistic about having bounce-back year on campus

PROVIDENCE – With college students expected to soon return to campuses in Rhode Island, there is cautious optimism that the 2021-22 academic year will...

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