RISD facing $50M deficit; layoffs a possibility

Updated at 2:34 p.m.

PROVIDENCE – The COVID-19 pandemic has put Rhode Island School of Design significantly in the red as the upcoming academic year draws near. Although Rosanne Somerson, the arts college’s president, told Providence Business News Tuesday that layoffs of faculty members are not a certainty, that option is on the table. RISD is facing a minimum…

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