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Rhode Island School of Design cancels 2021 in-person commencement; moves ceremony...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design announced Monday that it is canceling its in-person commencement for the Class of 2021 and will...
Niamh Perreault

Companies can win big by thinking small

I’m a huge fan of Rhode Island. Growing up in a small, close-knit part of the world such as Northern Ireland drew me to...
ROSANNE SOMERSON, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, announced Tuesday that she will retire on June 30, 2021, after this academic year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN/JO SITTENFELD

RISD President Somerson to retire June 30

PROVIDENCE – With “mixed emotions,” Rhode Island School of Design President Rosanne Somerson announced Tuesday in a letter to the school community that she...
ROGER MANDLE, who served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design for 15 years until 2008, died over the weekend. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Former RISD President Roger Mandle dies

PROVIDENCE – Roger Mandle, who served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design for 15 years through 2008, died this past weekend....
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, pictured, is one of multiple local colleges that will switch from offering in-person classes to online after Thanksgiving break. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Local colleges change course for end-of-semester learning

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island School of Design and New England Institute of Technology will be moving...
THE ORIGINALS: Airbnb co-founder and Chief Product Officer Joe Gebbia, center, with co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Nathan Blecharczyk, left, and co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky at an Airbnb event in 2016. / COURTESY AIRBNB

Five Questions With: Joe Gebbia

Joe Gebbia | Co-founder and chief product officer, Airbnb 1. How did your time at Rhode Island School of Design prepare you for a...
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES across Rhode Island, including Roger Williams University, pictured, have overall kept COVID-19 under control on their campuses during the fall semester despite the growing community-wide surge. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Despite communitywide COVID-19 surge, colleges have kept virus under control on...

PROVIDENCE – As college students across Rhode Island are preparing for their fall semester final exams, local colleges have generally passed one very important...

Warby Parker opens first R.I. store on Thayer Street in College...

PROVIDENCE – The popular eyeglass retailer Warby Parker has opened its first retail store in Rhode Island in the city’s College Hill neighborhood. The company,...
HEATING UP: Alaina Mahoney, left, of Providence-based A.M. Design & Fabrication LLC, works with assistant Erica Compton heating metal in a forge to hammer out a mirror frame for Mahoney’s upcoming product line release.  / COURTESY RUE SAKAYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY

‘Thriving in the undefined’

To Alaina Mahoney – painter, blacksmith and welder of steel – few tropes are staler than the “starving artist.” “Almost everyone I went to school...

RISD, Brown launch joint master’s program in design engineering

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University announced Oct. 7 that the colleges are launching a joint master’s degree in...

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