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Providence City Council approves PILOT agreements

PROVIDENCE – The City Council Thursday night approved a set of payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements with the city’s four colleges and universities, projected to bring in $223.5...

Providence mayor touts new tax agreements with city’s major universities

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Tuesday announced his administration has reached tentative payment-in-lieu-of-taxes deals with the four private higher education institutions based...
TOUBA GHADESSI recently started her new role as provost at the Rhode Island School of Design. / COURTESY CAT LAINE

Ghadessi appointed new RISD provost

PROVIDENCE – About a year after she began the same full-time position at Wheaton College, Touba Ghadessi shifted her sights to Rhode Island to...
CURIOSITY WELCOMED: ­Priyadarshini Himatsingka, owner of pH Factor on Hope Street in Providence, doesn’t mind discussing her Indian roots with customers who ask about her background. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Everybody’s Business: She runs shop with a worldly view

(Editor’s note: This is the ninth installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN is launching a fellowship program, called the Society of Presidential Fellows, that will allow some graduate students to attend RISD tuition-free.

RISD using $10M anonymous gift to launch tuition-free fellowship

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design is using a $10 million anonymous gift – the school's largest ever earmarked for financial aid...
AS220 FOUNDER Umberto "Bert" Crenca, left, stands with artist Shepard Fairey in front of Shepard's "Providence Industrial" mural that he designed to coincide with AS220's 25th anniversary in 2010. COURTESY AS220/LINDA KING

Renowned artist Shepard Fairey returning to Providence to paint mural

PROVIDENCE – Famed street artist Shepard Fairey is returning to Providence from Oct. 21 to 25 to paint his 100th mural, participate in a...
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Telli Quinn ended her nine-month IYRS computer design program by interning at prototype design firm Empire Group in Attleboro, which just offered her an assistant designer position. IYRS uses hands-on projects to understand the connection between design and fabrication. / Courtesy IYRS School of Technology and Trade

Quality jobs can be landed in design across many industries

There is a big demand for young people in the manufacturing sector for sure. But some of those jobs are not about making products,...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Justin Sirotin
OCTO Product Development founder

Justin Sirotin | OCTO Product Development founder Justin Sirotin’s resume shows a large range of industrial design clients, from industrial equipment to sporting goods, pool...
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN has released a new strategic plan called "NEXT: RISD 2020-2027."

Expanded research, diversity, sustainability key parts of new RISD strategic plan

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design has unveiled a new eight-year strategic plan that will put more emphasis on diversity and sustainability...

Infosys arrives full of optimism

Providence got a glimpse of a potential future recently, with the official opening of Infosys Ltd.’s Providence Design and Innovation Center. Attended by a full...
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