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PACE Organization honors external partners at annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island recognized its external partners during its annual meeting on Dec. 4.The organization, a health plan serving older...

Hagstrom named inaugural Christie chair in Catholic and Dominican Studies at...

PROVIDENCE – The first female professor to head the Theology department at Providence College, Aurelie A. Hagstrom has been named the first William J....

Moody’s: Providence’s economic recovery led by growth in ‘Eds and Meds’

PROVIDENCE – Over the past 50 years, Providence has endured demographic shocks, including years of population loss, declining housing values and elevated crime rates.Yet...

Five Questions With: Edward H. White Jr.

Edward H. White Jr. has served as the executive director of the National Grid Foundation since being named to the position in June 2017....

Swim Across America raises $227K for Women & Infants Hospital

PROVIDENCE – Upward of 650 swimmers of all ages and skill levels partook in the ninth annual local iteration of the Swim Across America...
Calculating rising demand Continuing a national trend that started at the turn of the century, demand for accountants in Rhode Island has risen over recent years by a significant amount, with growth expected to continue in the coming decade. Driven by retiring baby boomers, as well as an organic industry demand and people changing career paths, the state has seen increased enrollment in accounting education programs and faculty growth at the undergraduate and graduate level.*The 2016-2026 report used a new methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that the DLT says more accurately measures the movement of workers who jump from industry to industry without leaving the workforce, thus creating a potentially much larger demand for workers in any one discipline. / Source: R.I. Department of Labor and Training

Can colleges help fill projected job openings?

Job-prediction reports published by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training consistently reflect an increasing call for accountants in the state.In October, the state...
SHAN MUKHTAR was named director of the Center at Moore Hall on Monday by Providence College. She will develop and facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the Catholic college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Mukhtar named inaugural director of PC center

PROVIDENCE – As inaugural director of the Center at Moore Hall, Shan Mukhtar will help Providence College develop a vision for the school's new cultural arts...

Providence College dedicates new science complex

PROVIDENCE – On Sept. 28, Providence College dedicated the newest addition to its campus – a science complex.At 37,000 square feet, the new center...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO secured the endorsement of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO for the November gubernatorial election./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Endorsements still matter in R.I.

The value of the union endorsement may not be what it was in the 1950s, when union membership was stronger in Rhode Island and...
ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES: Dragan Gill, left, reference librarian and assistant professor at Rhode Island College, and Lindsey Gumb, Roger Williams University librarian. Open educational resources have been implemented at college and university libraries across Rhode Island. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Open educational resources helping college students avoid hefty textbook costs

The price of tuition often trumps that of textbooks – both in size and priority – when it comes to budgeting for college.However, according...
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