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DETERMINED: Community College of Rhode Island graduate David Mota is interviewing for a position as a vascular intervention radiographer at Rhode Island Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Health care students charging into action

David Mota puts his phone away to eliminate the temptation to touch it before he slips into a medical gown. Positioning his goggles just...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE will hold a virtual commencement ceremony Saturday. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC to hold virtual commencement ceremony this weekend; PC to hold...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College will hold virtual commencements this weekend, while Providence College will hold a virtual degree conferral ceremony on Sunday. RIC normally...
EMPTY CAMPUS: The Memorial Union at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown is pictured in the background. URI Provost Daniel DeHayes says the university is expected to issue $8 million in refunds on room and board and had to spend $1 million to transition about 1,800 classes online due to the ­COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With pandemic losses mounting, local colleges face biggest test

Rhode Island-based colleges are already feeling the financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the cancellation of usually profitable events and the loss of...
ON PACE: Kelly Donnell, associate professor of education at Roger Williams University, is teaching three courses from her Barrington home this semester because of the pandemic, but it hasn’t disrupted the pace or content of the instruction. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Flexibility crucial for continuing ed classes

COLLEGES IN THE AREA have their fingers crossed that their adult-education and certification programs will remain relatively unscathed during the corona­virus pandemic, and in...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY will receive $14.1 million in federal aid from the CARES Act to help with costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Local colleges to collectively receive $75.8M from CARES Act

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., will be receiving much-needed federal aid from the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic...
PREPARED: Health workers type on laptops inside the incoming COVID-19 patient tent set up outside the Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital in ­Providence. COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Coronavirus preparations at R.I. hospitals kick into high gear

Normally more than 90% full, Rhode Island Hospital’s occupancy rate in late March dipped to about 75%. The 247-bed The Miriam Hospital had more...
IMPROVED ENVIRONMENT: The newly renovated Gaige Hall building on the Rhode Island College campus lets in more natural light and has improved acoustics.

Fresh Design: Gaige Hall

Gaige Hall | 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence Building owner and tenant: Rhode Island College Architect: LLB Architects Developer/General contractor: H.V. Collins Cost: $17 million Use: Gaige Hall was...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE announced late Monday that it is canceling its May 16 commencement. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Colleges cancel, postpone commencement; RIC student tests positive for COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island have canceled commencement, joining efforts to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. RIC...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY, pictured, Salve Regina University and Rhode Island College have extended their enrollment deadlines to June 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Some colleges extending enrollment deadlines; URI cancels in-person classes

PROVIDENCE – Multiple local colleges are extending their enrollment deadlines for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic so...
BROWN UNIVERSITY, pictured, Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island are moving curricula to online in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

More local colleges moving classes online due to virus concerns

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges are continuing to adjust programming and protocols in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, and following leads of other...

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