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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...
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....
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN raised $24.7 million during the 2019-20 fiscal year. Of that amount, it raised a school-record $15.8 million for student financial aid. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

RISD sets school record for most student financial aid raised

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design raised the most money for student financial aid in the school’s history during the 2020 fiscal...
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN announced Tuesday that it is launching multiple initiatives to help advance social equality at the arts college.

RISD taking multiple actions to advance social equity at college

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island School of Design announced Tuesday that is it committing a series of actions to advance social equity at the arts...

RISD facing $50M deficit; layoffs a possibility

PROVIDENCE – The COVID-19 pandemic has put Rhode Island School of Design significantly in the red as the upcoming academic year draws near. Although President...
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design is facing a $50 million deficit caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RISD facing $50M deficit; layoffs a possibility

PROVIDENCE – The COVID-19 pandemic has put Rhode Island School of Design significantly in the red as the upcoming academic year draws near. Although...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY, pictured, Johnson & Wales University and Rhode Island School of Design announced Monday their respective plans for reopening in the fall. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant, JWU, RISD announce reopening plans for fall

PROVIDENCE – Not long after Roger Williams University announced its formal reopening plan for the upcoming fall, Bryant University, Johnson & Wales University and...
BROWN UNIVERSITY, pictured, Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island are moving curricula to online in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

More local colleges moving classes online due to virus concerns

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges are continuing to adjust programming and protocols in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, and following leads of other...
ROSANNE SOMERSON, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, received a five-year contract extension to continue leading the arts school through 2025. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN/JO SITTENFELD

RISD president Somerson receives 5-year extension

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island School of Design President Rosanne Somerson received a five-year contract extension to continue leading the arts college through June 30,...

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