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(Updated, 11:30 a.m.) After the General Assembly passed a bill last week that would require Bryant University to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to Smithfield in compensation for using the town’s fire, police and rescue services, Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley urged a gubernatorial veto and threatened to sue in its absence at a press conference on Sunday. more
The vice president for quality at the Rhode Island Blood Center talks to PBN about the nonprofit’s new lab, its upgraded equipment and its MedTech scholarship program. more
Any questions as to how much Brown University is contributing to the vitality of Providence and Rhode Island should be put to rest by the announcement last week of the $206 million plan to rehabilitate the South Street Power Station and develop a mixed-use building and parking facility adjacent to it. more
Scientists and students from the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University are documenting seaweed species statewide to track changes in biodiversity, an interest spurred by the rising numbers of invasive seaweed species found on the Rhode Island coast every year. more
It’s a parent’s nightmare: shelling out big money for college, then seeing the graduate unable to land a job that requires high-level skills. This situation may be growing more common, unfortunately, because the demand for cognitive skills associated with higher education, after rising sharply until 2000, has since been in decline. more
Bloomberg’s Businessweek included Bryant University and Providence College in its annual ratings of 123 undergraduate business schools, which were broken down into 14 areas of academic specialty in the rankings. more
Bryant University will introduce a creative and applied arts concentration beginning in the fall semester, offering students the opportunity to study creative writing, graphic design, music, performance and visual art, the university announced on Thursday. more
A more than 20-year-old North Scituate company specializing in well repair and maintenance, as well as water treatment and filtration systems, has received a $20,000 loan from the South Eastern Economic Development Corporation. more
As a result of what the town of Smithfield characterizes as a 17-year dispute over Bryant University’s tax-exempt status, legislation was passed by the General Assembly in the just-concluded session requiring the school to negotiate increased cash payments for town public-safety services by March or face taxation for those services. more
A bill that would force Bryant University to pay Smithfield for its use of the town’s police, rescue and fire services in the absence of a deal with the town passed the General … more
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