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NICK FIGUEROA is the executive director of College Visions and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Roger Williams University. / COURTESY NICK FIGUEROA/JOSE RAMIREZ

Five Questions With: Nick Figueroa

Nick Figueroa serves as the executive director of College Visions, a nonprofit that promotes college enrollment, persistence and graduation for students in underserved communities....
DRIVERS: Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish says there are two drivers to the school’s diversification goals: fairness to people who have been historically excluded from higher education, and preparing students for a diverse workplace. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


Gains so far have been modest, but RWU President Donald J....

In his sixth year as president of Roger Williams ­University, Donald J. Farish is taking steps to dramatically diversify the school’s population – including...
BRENDA CLEMENT is the director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement is the director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, which this week released its 2017 Housing Fact Book, an annual barometer...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY is partnering with the Grupo Puntacana Foundation to build the Dominican Republic's first commercial fish hatchery, which will grow ornamental fish such as the royal gramma, shown above. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU, Grupo Puntacana build D.R.’s first commercial fish hatchery

BRISTOL – The Dominican Republic’s first commercial fish hatchery will be built through a partnership between Roger Williams University and Grupo Puntacana Foundation, the...
POSITIVE VIBES: According to results from the Providence Business News Summer 2017 Business Survey, local business owners are optimistic about the future of their businesses and the statewide economy, despite ongoing concerns about finding qualified workers and managing rising health care costs.  / PBN GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING & LISA LAGRECA

Strong quarterly results help fuel R.I. business owners’ faith in local...

Optimism reigns among Rhode Island business owners about the future for their businesses and the statewide economy, despite ongoing concerns about finding qualified workers...
ERIC F. BRONSON is the dean of the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Five Questions With: Eric F. Bronson

Eric F. Bronson, Roger Williams University dean of the School of Justice Studies as of July, worked as the director of criminal justice and...

RICH presents Savage with lifetime achievement award in the humanities

JUDITH C. SAVAGE was recently awarded the Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities....
EMMA DOWDEN has been promoted to job captain at Vision 3 Architects in Providence. / COURTESY VISION 3 ARCHITECTS

Dowden promoted to job captain at Vision 3 Architects

PROVIDENCE – Emma Dowden, a graduate of Roger Williams University, recently was promoted to the position of job captain with Vision 3 Architects. Dowden, who...
DOUG WHITE is chair of cybersecurity and networking at Roger Williams University. He also co-hosts the podcast "Secure Digital Life." / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Five Questions With: Doug White

Doug White is chair of cybersecurity and networking at Roger Williams University. White, who co-hosts the podcast “Secure Digital Life,” talks with Providence Business...
TESTING: Abigail Scro, diagnostic technician at the Roger Williams University Aquatic Diagnostic Lab, prepares to run a test to look at quantitative Polymerase chain reactions that would indicate levels of Vibrio para­haemolyticus in oysters. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

R.I. schools promote undergrad research

If a university undergraduate is considering an advanced degree or wants to engage in discovery, what better way for them to learn than by...
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