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TESTING: Abigail Scro, diagnostic technician at the Roger Williams University Aquatic Diagnostic Lab, prepares to run a test to look at quantitative Polymerase chain reactions that would indicate levels of Vibrio para­haemolyticus in oysters. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

R.I. schools promote undergrad research

If a university undergraduate is considering an advanced degree or wants to engage in discovery, what better way for them to learn than by...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE RANKED No. 1 for regional colleges in the nation in the 2018 U.S. News college rankings. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE/BOB ROWAN

Little movement in U.S. News rankings for R.I.-based schools

PROVIDENCE – Results from Tuesday’s U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best Colleges ranking show minimal improvement for Rhode Island-based schools.University of Rhode Island...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE RECENTLY celebrated the topping off of its new Science Complex building. Above is a rendering of the building, due to be opened in 2018. /COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College celebrates Science Complex topping off

PROVIDENCE – Providence College celebrated the installation of the highest structural steel beam for its Science Complex on Aug. 22.The project, which began in...

PC named most segregated school by Princeton Review

PROVIDENCE – Providence College was ranked first in the nation in Princeton Review’s “Little Race/Class Interaction” ranking published Aug. 8.Princeton Review found the private...
STILL GOING STRONG: Anchor Travel Agency in Pawtucket is celebrating its 40th year in business. From left, Colleen A. Keane, travel consultant and Nancy’s daughter; Nancy McAdams, president; and Beverly J. Costello, travel consultant and Nancy’s daughter-in-law. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A travel dream fulfilled

A widowed mother of eight with no business experience, Providence native Nancy McAdams opened Anchor Travel Agency in June 1977.At the time, she had...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY graduates entered the job market carrying more student debt than graduates from any other university in the state. /COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Rhode Island ranks in U.S. top 10 for most student loan...

PROVIDENCE – Students graduating from Rhode Island-based four-year public and nonprofit private colleges and universities in 2016 entered the job market carrying the nation’s...
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Going behind the menu of 2 new unique R.I. eateries

“This is how my grandma made a hamburger!” Chef Kim Scarano sat in her new dining room telling the story behind what will be...
BROWN UNIVERSITY HAS RANKED No. 9 in the nation in the 2017 Forbes "America's Top Colleges" list. Seven Rhode Island colleges made the top rankings. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

7 R.I. schools on Forbes ‘America’s Top Colleges’ list

PROVIDENCE - Seven Rhode Island colleges and universities were ranked on Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” list, released Wednesday.The list, comprised of the top 650...
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Joe Gemma, right, assistant dean at Providence College, talks with students, from left, Dacaria Desseau, Nate Watson, Andrew Fonts and Ben Rose, during his Principles of Business Management summer school class. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Summer enrollments in traditional, online courses increasing at colleges, universities

The summer lull isn’t what it used to be.On university and college campuses, the hottest months of the year often are the busiest, with...
LOCAL HISTORY: Robert Shea, right, associate provost for the advancement of teaching and learning at Roger Williams University, speaks to students during Roger Seminar, which introduces first-year students to Roger Williams as a historical figure by studying texts by ­Williams and those analyzing his role in local history. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Schools focus faculty, students on benefits of collaboration

Joan Branham, Providence College associate dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, and Dan Horne, associate dean of PC’s School of Business, knew...
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