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JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY is now requiring its faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Johnson & Wales University requires faculty, staff to be vaccinated

PROVIDENCE – As COVID-19 cases rise in Rhode Island, another local college is mandating its faculty and staff to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. Johnson...

Five Questions With: June Speakman

State Rep. June Speakman, D-Bristol, will lead a special legislative commission to study low- and moderate-income housing in Rhode Island. A professor at Roger...

Providence awards $99K contract to RWU for racial reparations work

PROVIDENCE - The city has signed a $99,000 contract with Roger Williams University to continue its plan for racial reparations, though details on who...

Students pursuing housing-related degrees receive Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Award

PROVIDENCE – Two students from Rhode Island who are pursuing college degrees related to housing have received a $5,000 scholarship from the R.I. Housing...

Meriwether named new dean of RWU School of Humanities, Arts and...

BRISTOL – Jeffrey Meriwether, Roger Williams University’s associate dean of the Feinstein School of Humanities, Arts and Education, has been promoted to the school’s...
JACKS OF ALL TRADES: Because Rhode Island’s General Assembly serves part time, the 75 representatives and 38 senators make their living in a variety of other ways, including as lawyers, teachers, bankers, public employees and health care workers. Fifteen are retirees. The “other” category includes two stay-at-home parents, two farmers, a carpenter, a landscaper, a law student and a Ph.D. student. Four citizen legislators are featured on Pages 14 and 15. / SOURCE: R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY OFFICIALS  /  ILLUSTRATION: PBN/ANNE EWING

DOUBLE DUTY: Should R.I.’s citizen legislature become a full-time body?

Every year, Rhode Island’s 113-member citizen legislature has plenty to pack into a six-month session. This year has been no different. Major issues debated include...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE is requiring all full-time undergraduate and graduate students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Aug. 9 in order to return to the college in the fall. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC to require full-time students to be fully vaccinated by Aug....

PROVIDENCE – In a letter to students, parents and guardians, Providence College President Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard on Thursday said all full-time undergraduate and...
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING: Shortly after joining Northeast Collaborative Architects, where she is now a principal, Andrea Baranyk served as project manager and oversaw the transformation of The Arcade indoor mall in Providence from design to construction. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Baranyk finds her calling in ‘transformation of historic buildings’

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Technical Services Woman to Watch: Andrea Baranyk, Northeast Collaborative Architects With her own French-Canadian and Irish ancestors having ties to...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLANDis requiring respective students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to campus in the fall. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI requiring students to be vaccinated

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Rhode Island-based state college is among the latest institutions to require their respective students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before...
THE NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE of Technology announced Monday that it will require all students who wish to be on campus next fall to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

New England Tech to require students to be vaccinated before fall

EAST GREENWICH – Another local independent college will require students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to campus in the fall. The New...

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