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THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth announced Wednesday that it will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for the 2020 and 2020 graduating classes in June, and also allow limited attendance.

UMass Dartmouth to hold in-person commencements, allow limited attendance

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced Wednesday that it will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for both the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes...

Providence College to hold modified in-person commencement

PROVIDENCE – Providence College announced that its May 20 commencement for the 2021 graduating class will be modified and will be in person for...

Providence College responds to rise in COVID-19 cases

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Providence College is temporarily restricting student movement in response to a recent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus. Students who live...
GROWING INTEREST: Raul Fonts, associate vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Providence College, says the administration hopes to enroll 1,075 students in the fall and had received 11,004 applications as of the Jan. 15 deadline, up 2% from a year ago. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

At many colleges, campus tour deleted from sales pitch

Using smartphones and livestreaming, colleges and universities in Rhode Island have been able to bypass the COVID-19 pandemic to connect with prospective students, showing...

Providence College offers new graduate program in business analytics

PROVIDENCE – Providence College announced Jan. 25 that it will offer a new Master of Science in business analytics through the college’s School of...

Cornely named PC’s first Walsh endowed chemistry, biochemistry professor

PROVIDENCE – Kathleen Cornely, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Providence College for more than a quarter century, has been appointed as the...
BRANCH DEVOTEE: Sandra J. Pattie, the CEO and president of BankNewport, says the in-person experience at branches will remain a key part of the community bank’s strategy despite the pandemic pushing many customers to digital platforms. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Banking’s biggest challenge in 2021: Uncertainty

Sandra J. Pattie serves as CEO and president of BankNewport, a position she has held since 2012. She is the first female CEO in...
CAMPUS PRESENCE: The Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, Providence College president, says the fall semester went relatively smoothly, despite an outbreak of COVID-19 among about 100 students in September. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A lot riding on recruiting next freshman class

The Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard became Providence College’s 13th president after the Rev. Brian J. Shanley stepped down at the end of the 2019-20...
REV. BRIAN J. SHANLEY, former longtime Providence College president, has been named the new president of St. John's University in Queens, N.Y. / PBN FILE PHOTO / RUPERT WHITELEY

Former Providence College President Shanley to lead St. John’s University

PROVIDENCE – Former Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley is heading to the Big Apple. Shanley, PC’s longest-serving president in the college’s 103-year history,...
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES across Rhode Island, including Roger Williams University, pictured, have overall kept COVID-19 under control on their campuses during the fall semester despite the growing community-wide surge. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Despite communitywide COVID-19 surge, colleges have kept virus under control on...

PROVIDENCE – As college students across Rhode Island are preparing for their fall semester final exams, local colleges have generally passed one very important...

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