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HITTING THE PAVEMENT: Gubernatorial candidate Joseph A. Trillo, a former Republican state representative who has owned several manufacturing and retail businesses in Rhode Island, is running as an independent in the Nov. 6 general election. Trillo uses two buses and a truck to travel around the state and spread his message to voters.
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In a year of highly partisan politics, can independents boost political...

From his lofty perch atop the Statehouse, the Independent Man seems like a lonely soul, but he really isn’t.With spear in hand, the statue...

How much travel is too much for Providence mayor?

During his first term, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has taken at least 60 trips out of state. Is that excessive?“Absolutely not,” said Elorza,...

Roger Williams University architecture program achieves reaccreditation

BRISTOL – The National Architectural Accrediting Board recently reaccredited the Master of Architecture program at Roger Williams University.Not only did it achieve all 46...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY architecture student Linda K. Penaloza transferred from Miami Dad College to study architecture in the Bristol-based school's School of Architecture, Arts and Historic Preservation. On Friday, RWU announced a partnership with MDC to see junior architecture students transfers and complete their studies in Rhode Island, like Penaloza. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU partners with MDC to propel architecture students

BRISTOL - In the second announcement of a Rhode Island-based higher education joint degree program in as many days, Roger Williams University and Miami...
DRAMATIC INCREASE: Dragan Gill, left, reference librarian and assistant professor at Rhode Island College, and Lindsey Gumb, Roger Williams University assistant professor and scholarly communications librarian. Gumb said in the past two academic years, student inquiries to see if the library carries their textbook have risen 367 percent at RWU. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Lindsey Gumb

Lindsey Gumb | Assistant professor and scholarly communications librarian, Roger Williams University1. How have you, as a Roger Williams University librarian, professor and recent...

RWU launches new lecture series on state of the ocean, sea-level...

BRISTOL – A yearlong series of climate change-related events, courses, panel discussions and book talks hosted by Roger Williams University will commence Oct. 2...
FAVORABLE CHANGES: Rick Simone, executive director of the Federal Hill Commerce Association, said merchants in the Federal Hill section of Providence are pleased with changes to the city’s licensing and permitting system that have made the process faster and easier, adding the city’s Board of Licenses has been more responsive to merchant concerns.
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Providence mayoral candidates vie for pulse on small businesses

It may be hard to think of the many rundown and abandoned houses that have tarnished Providence’s neighborhoods in the context of small business...

RWU’s Donnell wins $15K ESL grant

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education awarded a $15,000 grant to Kelly Donnell, a professor at the Roger Williams University School of Continuing...

Female architects, engineers scarce in R.I.

Ocean State women are still struggling to make inroads in some traditionally male-dominated fields, including jobs that might not immediately come to mind, such...
PICTURED IS A VIEW of the design submitted by a Roger Williams University professor for the Boston Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. Called "Ripple Effects," the design is one of five finalists chosen by Bay State nonprofit Martin Luther King Boston. / COURTESY WODICZKO + BONDER

RWU professor’s design among 5 finalists for Boston MLK memorial

BRISTOL – A design proposal submitted by Roger Williams University professor of architecture Julian Bonder has been chosen among five finalists for the city...
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