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SIX LOCAL COLLEGES were among the national institutions ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Online Programs rankings released on Tuesday.

Local colleges’ online programs score high marks with U.S. News

PROVIDENCE – Both Johnson & Wales University and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s respective online programs continue to be ranked among the best in...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, pictured, and the Community College of Rhode Island announced that their respective spring semesters will start remotely through early February. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Rhode Island College, CCRI and RISD starting spring classes online

PROVIDENCE – In addition to requiring their students and employees to get COVID-19 booster shots before the start of the spring semester, Rhode Island...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY announced late Tuesday it will require all its students and employees to get COVID-19 booster vaccinations before the start of the spring semester. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU, Bryant, RISD latest colleges to require COVID-19 booster shots

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University, Bryant University in Smithfield and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence are the latest local colleges to mandate...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND is now requiring all students and employees to get COVID-19 booster shots before the start of the spring semester.

URI, Johnson & Wales latest to mandate COVID booster shots for...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University are the latest colleges in the state to mandate COVID-19 booster...

Colleges go back to drawing board – again – to fight...

Facing rising infections and a new COVID-19 variant, colleges across the U.S. have once again been thwarted in seeking a move to normalcy and...
SUPPORT GROUP: In addition to being Roger Williams University School of Law’s director of diversity and outreach, Ralph Tavares Jr., center and seated, is the board president of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals Inc., which works with local leaders to bring more voices and perspectives in their own work. Also pictured, from left, are DAIP board member Malida Khim, project manager Katie Neves and board member Kevin Martins.  PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Tavares: ‘Find the folks that don’t fit’

PBN Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2021 Diversity Champion: Ralph Tavares Jr. Ralph Tavares Jr. has spent much of his professional career helping people of all racial,...
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...
GREETING STUDENTS: Salve Regina University President Kelli J. Armstrong stops to talk with students as they return to campus recently in Newport. Armstrong says she enjoys getting to know students and soon after she arrived at the school in 2019, she implemented “Pizza with the President” gatherings, in which she would invite cohorts of students to her house for pizza. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

MISSION FOCUSED: Salve’s first lay president is determined to uphold school’s...

(Editor's note: This is the third installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) When Kelli J....
GROWING STAFF: Scott J. Pacheco, left, owner and president of Scott James Furniture & Design in Tiverton, with his father, Rob Pacheco, head bed builder. Although the company shut down for two months at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, it has done well since then, Scott Pacheco said, especially “doing a lot more work in the wealthier coastal neighborhoods for people leaving New York,” which has resulted in more full-time employees now than before COVID-19 hit. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

New model for collaboration

Rhode Island has a long, rich and diverse history of design, which arguably started with Samuel Slater. In 1789, the 21-year-old textile mill apprentice...
Bruce Newbury

Dining out: A lesson for Salve students

Like the virus and its far-reaching effects, telling the story of the pandemic has been unprecedented. On social media, we receive and react to...

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