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ON WEDNESDAY, LendEDU released its third Student Loan Debt by School & State report. For the second time in three years, Rhode Island was ranked second-worst in the nation for average student loan debt. / COURTESY LENDEDU

LendEDU: Twice in 3 years, R.I. student debt second-worst in nation

PROVIDENCE – In one year, average student debt among Rhode Islanders has jumped 15.78 percent for an average $35,371 per Class of 2017 borrower...

‘The [political] system is coming up short’

Scan election results for the General Assembly through the years and you’ll find a lot of uncontested races. Observers blame it on the Democratic...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE was one of two Rhode Island-based groups to receive funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in the spring 2018 round of grants. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Local groups win Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts grants

PROVIDENCE - Two Providence-based institutions - the Alliance of Artists Communities and Providence College Galleries - were among the 42 most recent recipients of Andy...

Yellow Ribbon scholarship funding increases at Providence College

PROVIDENCE – The maximum contribution for individual Yellow Ribbon scholarships awarded to military students at Providence College has been increased to $8,000 per person,...
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Hurdles are only as high as you make them

Let me begin by congratulating all of today’s honorees on your outstanding achievements. I would also like to congratulate past honorees on your success....
TRADE DISCUSSION: Cris Beswick, director of innovation consulting at Culture Consultancy, strategic adviser on innovation at Wazoku and a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management and the Centre for Customised Executive Development in England, speaks during last year’s annual World Trade Day at Bryant University. The university will host the 33rd annual World Trade Day on May 23. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Editor’s Choice: Bryant University to host annual World Trade Day

EDITOR’S CHOICE Bryant University to host annual World Trade Day BRYANT UNIVERSITY WILL host the 33rd annual World Trade Day: Technology in Global Trade, a daylong...
AUTHOR DAVID MCCULLOUGH (left) and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (right) will serve as the commencement speakers for Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges, universities announce commencement speakers

PROVIDENCE - With graduation season just around the corner, college and universities have revealed who will be delivering the commencement speech at their ceremonies....
SHARON ANN MURPHY, a history professor at Providence College, has received an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC professor receives American Council of Learned Societies fellowship

PROVIDENCE – Providence College history professor Sharon Ann Murphy has received multiple awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, including its fellowship, the...
BANNER EVENT: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, this year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover executive director, and Sue Maffei Plowden, race event director, stand on the porch of the Sail Newport Sailing Center with the banner for Volvo Ocean Race Newport. The city is the lone North American stopover for the 2017-18 international race.
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KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Will experience pay off as Newport prepares to once again host...

Martha Parker looks back fondly on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and the favorable impact it had on her foul-weather sailing gear...
SECURITY TEAM: Officer Lincoln Sisson and Kyra, a 6-year-old female Belgian Malinois, are part of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center homeland security team that does sweeps of the facility and guests in advance of and during events.
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Safety and security top of mind for businesses when planning meetings...

The April 3 shooting at YouTube headquarters in California was yet another reminder of how gun violence can strike anywhere at any time in...
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