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PLENTY OF ROOM: Tucker Quinn, a political science major from Warwick, studies alone at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick recently. Not many students are attending in-person classes in the fall semester. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Online classes don’t mean smaller tuition bill

The cost of a college education is going up through COVID-19, and the bills paid by parents or students this fall will likely reflect...

Rhode Island College to permanently lay off 35 union employees

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College plans to permanently lay off 35 union employees due to the financial impact the college had as a result...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, August 2020

1.  September event highlighting fight against prostate cancer goes virtual POSTED ONLINE: AUG. 16. Rhode Islanders intent on fighting against prostate cancer are hosting...
DEFERRED: Megan Faucher, a prospective student at Providence College, has chosen to defer her enrollment for the second time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Declines in enrollment put squeeze on colleges

Megan Faucher of Pawtucket has been waiting to go to college, but the pandemic has made the wait even longer. Faucher, a single mother of...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND will be laying off 122 part-time employees, most of which as of Sept. 4. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI to lay off 122 part-time employees

WARWICK – Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan L. Hughes wrote in a letter Aug. 21 to the college community that 122 part-time...

RIC to close Henry Barnard School, lay off workers amid $10M...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College will lay off workers, cut pay for high-level executives and shutter an elementary school on its campus in an...

Should state aid to Rhode Island’s three public colleges be increased...

All three of Rhode Island’s state colleges are expecting enrollment declines for the upcoming fall semester, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Community College...
RETAINING PROVIDERS: Jennifer Gaviria, co-founder of the Latino Mental Health Network of Rhode Island, says salaries for multilingual mental health providers need to be raised to retain them.  PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Study: Diversity crucial in mental-health field

Racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island are facing many barriers when seeking mental health treatment and services, according to a report released recently...

CCRI, R.I. College projected to see enrollment declines for fall

PROVIDENCE – Two of Rhode Island’s three state colleges have publicly disclosed that they are expecting enrollment declines for the upcoming fall, as the...

Brown University, UMass Dartmouth alter reopening plans to involve more online...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth are altering their fall instruction plans to involve more fully online courses due to...

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