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R.I. Foundation forum a chance to take action on education

When the Rhode Island Foundation convenes its second “Make It Happen RI” forum on Dec. 7, the format won’t be the same as the...

Line between work, life blurs in digital age

Green. Green. Green. Red! Red! Red! If you remember the days of the Blackberry smartphone, you remember its blinking green and red light. Green meant...

CCRI joins network of colleges in biomedical research collaborative

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island says it is now part of the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence, a collection of state...
IN DEMAND: Jeffrey Mello, dean of Rhode Island College’s School of Business, says the undergraduate accounting program is now one of the college’s most popular degree programs.
 / PBN PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. colleges, universities finding popularity of accounting classes growing

It’s apparently a good time to keep track of other people’s money. Demand for accounting programs in some colleges and universities across Rhode Island ballooned...
DIALOGUING: Robert Samuels, director of the University of Rhode Island counseling center, talks with Ashley O’Hearn, a graduate student trainee at the center. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Students’ mental health a concern for colleges

Leaving home for what may be the first time and settling into an apartment or dormitory without parents or siblings can be exhilarating for...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, Sept. 2019

1. 2 Providence restaurants among Bon Appetit’s top 50 new eateries in U.S. POSTED ONLINE: SEPT. 11 Aleppo Sweets and Big King, based in...
THE REV. KENNTH R. SICARD will become Providence College's 13th president on July 1, 2020. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College names Rev. Sicard as its next president

PROVIDENCE – Providence College announced Friday that the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard will become the college's next president when Father Brian J. Shanley steps...
ARTS RESIDENCY: MacArthur fellow and Tony-nominated performer and playwright Taylor Mac, above holding the microphone, will speak, perform and participate in a panel discussion during an artist residency in Providence this month.
 / COURTESY TAYLOR MAC

FirstWorks looks to expand horizons through the arts

Education is at the core of the longstanding partnership between Providence’s FirstWorks and the Brown Arts Initiative. The collaboration has drawn performers and artists to...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE has been ranked the No. 1 regional university in the North by U.S. News & World Report. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Brown remains No.14 nationally, PC hits No. 1 regionally in U.S....

PROVIDENCE – Brown University ranked No. 14 among top national universities and Providence College was deemed the No. 1 regional university in the north...
BROWN UNIVERSITY ranked No. 7 overall on the 2020 college and university rankings conducted by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

6 local colleges and universities make top 250 in 2020 WSJ...

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island colleges and universities and two Bristol County, Mass., institutions ranked in the top 250 schools for 2020, as determined...
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