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TECH FEST: The inaugural Ocean Inno Tech Fest will be held April 26-27 at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence.
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Editor’s Choice: Ocean Inno Tech Fest to be held at WaterFire...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Ocean Inno Tech Fest to be held at WaterFire Arts Center THE OCEAN INNO Tech Fest will bring innovation from top global...
RECENT IMPROVEMENTS: HealthSource RI Director Zachary W. Sherman speaks with Robin Dionne, HSRI chief public affairs officer. Sherman said recent improvements to the HSRI for Employers program include technology advances that have allowed HSRI to connect employers with ancillary products to supplement health and dental plans.
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HSRI: Stable but will it ever cover costs?

Soon after the state established HealthSource RI in 2014, it was recognized as one of the nation’s most successful health-benefits exchanges in meeting enrollment...

Volute, Providence College partner on workflow-training modules

PROVIDENCE – Volute, which has developed a workforce-learning platform allowing users to collaborate and share workplace tools, is collaborating with Providence College, the software...
E-SCOOTERS: A couple of Bird electronic scooters are photographed on a sidewalk in Providence. Bird is one of two companies operating the scooters in the capital city, which requires the scooter companies to cover the city with a general-liability insurance policy of at least $1 million in value.
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Is city protected if scooters crash?

The electric scooters flitting around Providence are fast, efficient, fairly inexpensive and easy to use. But they’re an accident waiting to happen, and when...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE PRESIDENT Rev. Brian J. Shanley is stepping down in June 2020./ PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PC President Rev. Shanley told by religious superior he can’t serve...

Updated at 2:20 p.m. MondayPROVIDENCE – Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, soon to be the longest serving president in PC history, announced...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Warren Alpert Medical School is launching a new, four-year dual degree program, which will combine a medical degree in primary care with a master's of science in population health.  / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Several R.I. graduate schools make national ranking

PROVIDENCE – A new national ranking of graduate schools has placed Brown University's medical school at the No. 26 best in the United States...

Budget plan rankles tax-exempts

Nonprofit hospitals and universities have long made voluntary payments to local communities that recognize the cost of emergency services provided by the hosts.These same...
WARY LANDLORD: Dustin Dezube, owner of Providence Student Living Capital LLC, has 125 properties in Providence, including several buildings on East Transit Street that are newly constructed or renovated. He mostly rents to college students and is concerned a proposed city regulation to expand an existing three-student cap to all structures in single-family zones, could also be applied to multifamily zones.  
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Some Providence residents want stricter regulation of student housing. A...

Over the past eight years, Providence Student Living Capital LLC has purchased and renovated more than 100 residential structures in Providence, mostly multifamily units.And...

Can SAT predict top teachers?

Rhode Island is the sole New England state that requires prospective college students pursuing education degrees to provide SAT scores – let alone score...

Five Questions With: Eric L. Hirsch

Eric L. Hirsch, a professor of sociology at Providence College, recently released a report through HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University that focused on...
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