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Maria Tavarozzi

Ricci wins tech award from National Defense Industrial Association

Maria Tavarozzi, a math teacher at Rogers High School in Newport, has been named Rhode Island’s 2020 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year by...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE announced Friday its reopening plan for the fall, which includes most of its classes being held online. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC’s reopening plan involves most classes being held online

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College’s reopening plan for the fall will involve most of their classes being held online, the state college announced Friday. The...

RIDOH opens new COVID-19 test site at R.I. Convention Center

PROVIDENCE – A new COVID-19 testing site opened July 21 at the R.I. Convention Center, the R.I. Department of Health announced. The new site replaces...
Eleni Grammas

Grammas wins Rhode Island College’s Helen M. Murphy Award

ELENI GRAMMAS is the recipient of Rhode Island College’s Helen M. Murphy Award, which is awarded to a female athlete that achieves athletic greatness...
KNOWLEDGE HAS POWER: The Financial Literacy Youth Initiative founder Marcy Reyes says that learning how to manage money is a secret weapon more young people need. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Marcy Reyes helps youths become financially literate

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Marcy Reyes | The Financial Literacy Youth Initiative MARCY REYES ALWAYS HAD an innate sense of being a...
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...

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