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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...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO, right and Rhode Island College President Frank SáncheZ, left. /COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC unveils Gaige Hall renovations

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island College unveiled completed renovations to its Gaige Hall Tuesday morning to a crowd of college students and staff as well...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE will offer courses required for a bachelor of science degree in nursing for local registered nurses. / COURTESY THE WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

RIC offers classes for area RNs at Westerly Education Center

WESTERLY - Rhode Island College will ease the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing for registered nurses by partnering with Westerly Education...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE President Frank D. Sánchez was in attendance during an Aug. 5 meeting in which RIC representatives and local elected officials agreed upon the expansion of a school parking lot that encroaches on a residential neighborhood. /PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Rhode Island College addresses concerns over parking lot

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College representatives and local elected officials agreed upon the expansion of a school parking lot that encroaches on a residential...
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...
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...
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...
THE EXPANSION OF AN existing parking lot proposed by Rhode Island College, at the Sheffield Avenue gate and near the Hooker Street and Basswood Avenue neighborhoods, is not included in the existing Institutional Master Plan, according to the Providence City Council, which approved a resolution this week requesting the college provide the city with an updated master plan and submit it to the City Plan Commission for review.

City Council critical of parking-expansion plan at Rhode Island College

PROVIDENCE – The City Council is pushing back against an expansion of parking at Rhode Island College. The college has proposed to expand an existing...
STUCK: Uber and Lyft driver Sean DeLong’s professional background in business-operations management doesn’t lend itself to highly technical jobs, but his education and experience over-qualify him for most low-wage jobs, which has made it difficult for him to find a job since being laid off in 2015.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Behind seemingly positive employment data is structural weakness that in the...

Sean DeLong, 42, has applied for more than 800 jobs in Rhode ­Island and southeastern ­Massachusetts since November 2015. On average, he gets about one...

RIC’s executive leadership team grows by two

PROVIDENCE - Joshua Hamilton and Jason Meriwether will join Rhode Island College's executive leadership team in the fall as provost/vice president for academic affairs and vice...

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