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BRYANT UNIVERSITY'S annual Giving Day on Wednesday raised a school-record $2.34 million. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University’s ‘Giving Day’ raises school-record $2.34M

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University’s annual Giving Day on Wednesday was another record-setter for the private university. The university’s 24-hour fundraising initiative raised $2.34 million through...
THIRTY-FIVE CANDIDATES have declared as of 4 p.m. Friday to run for the open Rhode Island 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House. / AP PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE

Field for 1st Congressional District seat expands to 35 candidates

PROVIDENCE – As of late Friday afternoon, the field of candidates vying to succeed David N. Cicilline in the U.S. House became rather large. Thirty-five...
MULTIPLE RHODE ISLAND Democratic candidates will be decided upon Tuesday in the state's primary election. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Voters deciding Tuesday on R.I. gubernatorial, congressional, Providence mayoral candidates

PROVIDENCE – After several weeks of campaign messages, debates and verbal jabs, voters on Tuesday will decide on multiple Rhode Island candidates seeking high-profile...

MAKING A MARK: Gaining influence takes time in U.S. House

When he arrived at the U.S. Capitol in January 2001 as a newly elected House member, Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., understood that helping...
REACHING OUT: Bryant University President Ross Gittell says since three-fourths of the school’s students come from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Bryant is increasing its efforts to enhance knowledge about the university beyond the New England region. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gittell leads Bryant with an economist’s eye

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Bryant University President...

Warren Alpert Foundation names 3 new directors, Hirsch as board chair

PROVIDENCE – The Warren Alpert Foundation has elected three new directors and a new board chairperson. David M. Hirsch, the managing partner of Providence-based private...
CHANGE MAKER? R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, who was appointed in March 2019, has been in charge of the state’s takeover of Providence public schools. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lessons in changing leadership

EDUCATION The education sector across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts has transformed in numerous ways in recent years, ranging from new leadership taking over at...
Ross Gittell became president of Bryant University last July, replacing longtime university leader Ronald K. Machtley. Gittell previously served as chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Seize the moment

Ross Gittell | Bryant University president More than 4,000 institutions of higher education in the United States serve approximately 20 million students and this year...
RONALD K. MACHTLEY, who is retiring June 30 after 24 years as president of Bryant University, told Providence Business News that the U.S. will lose its competitive advantage in the world if colleges do not reopen in the fall. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Machtley: ‘We will lose our competitive advantage’ if colleges don’t reopen...

SMITHFIELD – As local colleges are putting together their respective reopening plans for the fall semester after having to close their campuses in March...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY announced Thursday that it intends to have campus life return for the 2020 fall semester. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant intends to have campus life return in the fall

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University intends to have campus life return for the 2020 fall semester, the school announced Thursday. Bryant's studies are currently being conducted...
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