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Catherine Taylor / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Catherine Taylor

Catherine Taylor | State director, AARP Rhode Island 1. What does it mean for you to be taking over as state director of AARP...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE has received a $3 million gift from philanthropist Edward Avedisian to support the college's nursing school. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC receives $3M gift for nursing program, largest in school’s history

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College was the recipient of its largest individual gift in RIC’s history to support its nursing program, the college announced...
GROWING STAFF: Scott J. Pacheco, left, owner and president of Scott James Furniture & Design in Tiverton, with his father, Rob Pacheco, head bed builder. Although the company shut down for two months at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, it has done well since then, Scott Pacheco said, especially “doing a lot more work in the wealthier coastal neighborhoods for people leaving New York,” which has resulted in more full-time employees now than before COVID-19 hit. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

New model for collaboration

Rhode Island has a long, rich and diverse history of design, which arguably started with Samuel Slater. In 1789, the 21-year-old textile mill apprentice...
TITLE TALK: Diep Nguyen, right, managing member of Elite Title & Closing Services LLC in East Providence, meets with Robert Watson, associate ­attorney. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

After a long journey, she still had drive ‘to do more’

Diep Nguyen is a lawyer and managing member of Elite Title & Closing Services LLC in East Providence, a business she launched in 2004. But...
SOUNDING THE ALARM: Daniel Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, says local schools need to be “aggressive in managing the decline in the number of high school graduates in the coming years.” / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Enrollment ‘headwinds’ coming for local colleges

Colleges and universities in Rhode Island will need to find creative ways to draw in promising students in the face of a steep enrollment...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has been ranked No. 14 among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges rankings that were released Monday. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown ranks No. 14 nationally in U.S. News’ annual Best Colleges...

PROVIDENCE – For the fourth consecutive year, Brown University has been ranked No. 14 out of all the universities across the United States, according...

Colleges prepare for fall semester with varying consequences for COVID protocol...

PROVIDENCE – As students head back to college, many local higher education institutions say they will strictly uphold vaccination requirements and crack down on...

Rhode Island College establishes state’s first public health and equity sign...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College announced Aug. 18 that, through a partnership, it has created the state’s first interpreting program to address barriers the...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY will impose an indoor mask mandate on campus and have additional health protocols in advance of the start of the fall semester. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University imposes indoor mask mandate, testing initiatives on campus

SMITHFIELD – Another university has joined the ranks of local institutions implementing indoor mask mandates on campus. Bryant University announced Wednesday that it will require...

RIC to delay start of classes in effort to boost vaccination...

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to increase vaccination rates among students, Rhode Island College will delay its start of classes by just over a...

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