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ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY'S new $13.8 million School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management building is set to open Wednesday when students return to campus. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU’s new engineering and construction management lab building to open Wednesday

BRISTOL – Engineering and computer science students returning to Roger Williams University from winter break this week will start taking classes and do lab...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY President Ronald K. Machtley was ranked as the highest-compensated private-college leader in the U.S. in 2017, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Chronicle of Higher Education. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bryant’s Machtley, JWU’s Bowen ranked highest-compensated private-college leaders in U.S....

PROVIDENCE – A soon-to-be retired leader of a Rhode Island-based private university is ranked as the nation’s highest-compensated private-college president, while a former private...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is projected to bring in $2.5 million in revenue from declined applications, according to a study Wednesday by LendEdu. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

LendEdu: Brown University to make $2.5M off of declined applications

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is projected to make around $2.5 million in revenue off of declined applications from prospective students seeking admission to the...

Newport Polo to open indoor arena

SEEKONK – Newport Polo plans to open an indoor arena for winter polo. The site, which the polo club says is the largest professional equestrian...

RWU launches one-year special education master’s program

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University is launching a Master of Arts in Special Education program, which will focus on “inclusive practices and extensive fieldwork”...

United Way seeking applicants for Executive Director Learning Circle

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island is seeking executive directors of Rhode Island-based nonprofits for the next cohort of the organization’s Executive Director...
DIVERSE DISCUSSION: Panelists discuss the evolution of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace at Providence Business News’ Diversity & Inclusion Summit & Awards Program at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick on Dec. 5. From left: moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello, Guillaume Bagal, Marianne Monte, Kim Lee and Nirva LaFortune. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

PBN panelists: Companies need top-level commitment to break diversity, inclusion barriers

As the workforce in contemporary America changes rapidly, diversity and inclusion initiatives have taken on new dimensions, and more significance. Now they mean more than...

Housing shortage focus of upcoming summit at Rhode Island College

PROVIDENCE – Housing, health and education advocates will hold a summit Dec. 11 focused on the statewide housing shortage. The program is intended to set...
A PROPOSED mixed-use building on Parcel 6 in the I-195 Redevelopment District in Providence will include space for apartments over a grocery store. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 panel moves to tackle housing dilemma

How much housing in the I-195 Redevelopment District is too much? Three of the four district parcels that have received approval for new development,...

Roger Williams University’s inclusion process includes making sacrifices

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019 EDUCATION: Roger Williams University Building a mixed community of people – diverse in race, gender, creed and culture – is...
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