Planned renaming of Roger Williams’ school prompts pushback

ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY, following student, alumni and faculty pushback, now plans to rename its School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation as the Cummings School of Architecture, rather than the originally intended Cummings School of Architecture and Real Estate. / COURTESY RWU
BRISTOL – A planned name change of the Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation to the Cummings School of Architecture and Real Estate has drawn backlash from the college's community. The renaming, announced last week alongside a $20 million donation to the school from the Massachusetts-based Cummings Foundation, prompted more than…

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