Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
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It’s NCAA tournament time – do you know what conference your favorite team plays in? For New England college basketball fans, the last two years of conference realignment have brought dizzying change, including the breakup of former regional stalwart the Big East. While local schools such as Providence College are pursuing their future in a new regional Catholic league, the organization that was the Big East remains headquartered in Providence, even as it rebrands itself as a national conference. more
Fla Lewis, the principal of Weybosset Research and Management in Providence, is donating about $22,000 a year for two years to one of five scholarship-granting organizations, and getting a 90 percent tax credit for the gift. more
It was a little easier to get into Harvard College this year. The school accepted 5.9 percent of applicants to its freshman class, a higher percentage than the 5.8 percent in 2013, Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard said in a statement yesterday. more
Winifred E. Brownell, dean of arts and sciences at the University of Rhode Island, recently received the Dream Maker Award from the Rhode Island Film & TV Office during a red-carpet gala on March 2 at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. more
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament tipped off last week, and one of the questions that was on everyone’s mind prior to the start was: Should I root for – or against – Harvard? more
Trudy Rawles, Bank Rhode Island employee and cancer survivor, was recently presented with a ceremonial game ball as part of the eighth annual URI Pink Out event supporting the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. more
At 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday mornings, Citizens Bank Equity Analyst Gail Gavin is in the cafeteria at Winman Junior High School in Warwick having a morning snack and chatting about homework or clothes or maybe boys with three 8th grade girls. Some mornings they play games. It looks like, and is, a casual get-together – but it’s also much more. more
Toray Plastics (America) Inc. gets a lot of workers from the University of Rhode Island, so when company executives became aware of the school’s need for new engineering facilities, helping out seemed a natural fit. more
PROVIDENCE – The federal government has approved a no-cost extension of Rhode Island’s Race to the Top grant program, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced. more
MALDEN, Mass. – Gov. Deval Patrick on March 14 announced $8 million in state funding for the YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program. more
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