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KENT KLEINMAN will assume the role of Rhode Island School of Design provost effective in March. Kleinman's appointment comes seven months after the resignation of the most recent provost, Pradeep Sharma. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Kleinman succeeds Sharma as RISD provost

PROVIDENCE – Kent Kleinman has been appointed provost of the Rhode Island School of Design, the Providence-based art school Thursday.Concluding an international search, Kleinman’s...
THE CHRONICLE of Higher Education has released new information on the compensation of more than 1,400 private school chief executives across the nation in 2016. / COURTESY CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Paxson, Bowen, Machtley remain top 3 highest-paid R.I. school chief executives...

PROVIDENCE – Each of the top three 2016 highest-paid Rhode Island private school executives were compensated more than $800,000 that year, with the highest...

Moody’s: Providence’s economic recovery led by growth in ‘Eds and Meds’

PROVIDENCE – Over the past 50 years, Providence has endured demographic shocks, including years of population loss, declining housing values and elevated crime rates.Yet...
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RISD, JWU eye local food brand

A budding partnership between neighboring Providence universities may lead to a new food brand designed for purchase by large institutions with lots of mouths...
Johnson & Wales University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth were among five teams featuring multiple New England-based higher education institutions to receive $250,000 grants from the New England Food Vision campaign led by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation. / COURTESY HENRY P. KENDALL FOUNDATION

3 local college’s food and sustainability programs awarded $250K by regional...

PROVIDENCE - Three Rhode Island- and Bristol,County, Mass.-based projects aiming to produce more of the food eaten locally within the region have been recognized...
AT THE CONSTRUCTION site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut. A parcel of land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District will be converted to temporary parking for tenants of the Wexford center, scheduled to open by June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Wexford tenants to start construction next month

About 13 months after starting, core and exterior construction of the Wexford Innovation Center in the historic Jewelry District of downtown Providence is nearing...
CHANGING INDUSTRY: Cheryl Burrell, right, associate director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity in the R.I. Department of Administration, is heading the state’s efforts to further diversify the construction industry. At left are Dorinda Keene, assistant administrator of MBE, or minority business enterprise, and Elvys Ruiz, chief supplier to diversity officer.
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Diversity elusive in construction

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to changing that Born to immigrant families struggling to get by in Providence, Edwin A....
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex and RITIN. In the background are Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris MEP program consultant, and Phil Ward, Polaris MEP project manager.
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RITIN setting textile manufacturers on right path

There could not have been a better place for the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to announce its official formation than historic textile-manufacturing hub...

New residence hall under construction at RISD

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island School of Design has started its first newly built residence hall in 30 years.The project is designed by RISD alumnus...
BROAD SPECTRUM: Matthew Shenoda, vice president of social equity and inclusion at the Rhode Island School of Design, said he hopes to focus on more strategic admissions practices to cultivate a student population reflective of a broad spectrum of gender identities, races and socio-economic backgrounds. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RISD working to recruit more-diverse students, faculty

For Matthew Shenoda, being the first to tackle an issue on a college or university campus isn’t daunting.Settling in as the Rhode Island School...
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