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STRINGS ATTACHED: SquadLocker Inc. employee Hugo Rosa operates an embroidery machine at the Warwick manufacturing facility. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

SquadLocker finds ways to stay in the game

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence in Entrepreneurship: SquadLocker Inc. THE YEAR 2020 will be a year to forget for most Rhode Island businesses. But...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of 25 colleges that filed Oct. 30 an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California asking the court to block the federal government from implementing new rules that would restrict H-1B visa eligibility. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown joins legal brief to block new federal visa rules

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five colleges, including Brown University, filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California on Oct. 30 asking the court to...
NO SCHOOL’S IMMUNE: Brown University announced a hiring freeze after the coronavirus pandemic hit, and Brown administrators have taken salary reductions. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Financial losses mount at colleges, universities

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus...
THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT has named Thomas C. Katsouleas as its 16th president. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

UConn names Katsouleas next president

PROVIDENCE – The University of Connecticut has named Thomas C. Katsouleas as its 16th president, UConn announced Tuesday. Katsouleas, who will begin this summer, will replace...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, along with Wheaton College out of Norton, Mass. and eight additional New England colleges and universities, joined forces earlier this week to create the New England Humanities Consortium. / COURTESY URI

URI, Wheaton College among founders of Northeast higher ed. collaborative

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island and Wheaton College, as well as nine additional colleges and universities from across New England, announced they had...
SOFIA RICCIARDI, foreground, a sophomore electrical engineering student at the University of Connecticut, tests out the wind tunnel at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport. / COURTESY NUWC

URI students tour, learn about NUWC Newport careers

NEWPORT – About 30 University of Rhode Island and University of Connecticut engineering students toured and listened in on a panel discussion during a...
DAN HURLEY, the former URI men's basketball coach, has signed a six year deal to coach the University of Connecticut men's basketball team. / COURTESY URI

Are you happy or sad that Dan Hurley signed to be...

Following his successful run as the men’s basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island, which culminated with two consecutive appearances in the NCAA...
DAN HURLEY, the former URI men's basketball coach, has signed a six year deal to coach the University of Connecticut men's basketball team. / COURTESY URI

URI hoops coach Hurley signs with UConn for $2.8M in first...

PROVIDENCE – Dan Hurley, now the former coach of the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team, has been named the head coach of...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND announced a partnership with the University of Connecticut and Electric Boat to form the National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology, a new research center dedicated to advancing submarine technology. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Submarine tech center launched by URI, UConn, Electric Boat

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology, a new research center dedicated to advancing submarine technology, will be co-led by University of...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO. 27 in a national high school sports safety policy ranking. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

Report: R.I. ranks No. 27 in nation for high school sports...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was ranked No. 27 on the 2017 High School Sports Safety Policy Rankings in a study conducted by the Korey...

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