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BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of several colleges in Rhode Island that has seen declined enrollments from year to year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Egan: Local colleges facing significant financial strain if second stimulus doesn’t...

PROVIDENCE – Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, sees resiliency in students returning to local...
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN raised $24.7 million during the 2019-20 fiscal year. Of that amount, it raised a school-record $15.8 million for student financial aid. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

RISD sets school record for most student financial aid raised

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design raised the most money for student financial aid in the school’s history during the 2020 fiscal...

New ‘green’ building methods extracted from the past

To reduce the environmental impact of new construction, property owners, architects and commercial builders are looking back in time, using materials and techniques that...

Rhode Island School of Design completes Nickerson Hall renovations

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design has completed its renovation of Nickerson Hall, the second phase of its planned improvements to a...
SITE WORK: Shawmut Design and Construction Senior Superintendent Jessica Spivey oversees the ongoing wellness center and residence hall project at Brown University. / COURTESY SHAWMUT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Shawmut Design and Construction is a major player in expanding Rhode...

PBN FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES 2020 $75M AND ABOVE 1. Shawmut Design and Construction CEO (or equivalent): Les Hiscoe 2019 Revenue: $149 million 2017 Revenue: $99.3 million Revenue growth: 50.1% WHILE...
BROWN UNIVERSITY, once again, is ranked No. 14 among national universities for 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges Survey rankings. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown ranks No. 14 nationally in U.S. News’ 2020 Best Colleges...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University remained at No. 14 of all universities across the United States in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s annual...
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...

Fitch revises RISD outlook from stable to negative, affirms A+ bond...

PROVIDENCE – Amid lower enrollment and financial pressures posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Fitch Ratings has downgraded its ratings outlook for Rhode Island School...
DISTANCE LEARNING: As a precaution against COVID-19, international student Grace Deng, who will be a senior this year at Brown University, plans to take her courses online while living in Providence when classes resume in the fall. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

International students face tough choices

Michael Chen feels fortunate. The Brown University student from Italy was able to stay with relatives in Utah when classes shut down in March...
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN announced Tuesday that it is launching multiple initiatives to help advance social equality at the arts college.

RISD taking multiple actions to advance social equity at college

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island School of Design announced Tuesday that is it committing a series of actions to advance social equity at the arts...

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