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Chaz Kelsh ’11: Learning to swim

May 29, 2011 0 comments

We’re beyond lucky to have been part of such a vibrant, excited community, and it can be difficult while here to maintain that perspective.

University News

Zakaria will be graduation speaker

April 23, 2009 0 comments

Journalist and political scientist Fareed Zakaria will deliver the baccalaureate address at Commencement next month, the University announced Thursday.

Full-time RISD faculty forgo salary increases

March 9, 2009 0 comments

Full-time faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design have agreed to forgo a salary increase next year in the face of the worsening economic climate.

Corporation deepens cuts; U. to keep building

February 23, 2009 0 comments

Predicting a slow recovery for the endowment, the Corporation focused this weekend’s meeting on long-term plans to reduce the University’s budget by about $90 million over the next five years, and revised ambitious plans for two major capital projects so they could begin even during a period of economic recession.

Budget, long-term planning take center stage this weekend

February 20, 2009 0 comments

With an economic crisis throwing a wrench in the University’s ambitious spending plans, the Corporation will have some major decisions to make when it convenes for a meeting this weekend.

No increase in number of UTRAs offered this summer

February 13, 2009 0 comments

The number of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards offered for this summer will remain steady at about 200, despite previous plans to expand the number each year, said Christina Furtado, assistant dean for upper class studies.

Science center could open next January

February 12, 2009 0 comments

A science resource center in the Sciences Library could open as early as January 2010, according to Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron.

Alum may become Obama’s ‘car czar’

February 2, 2009 0 comments

A Brown alum and Corporation member could be appointed President Barack Obama’s “car czar”, a new position that would be created to oversee a bailout of the American auto industry, according to multiple media reports. Steven Rattner ’74 P’09, co-founder of the New York-based investment firm Quadrangle Group, would become Obama’s point person overseeing the restructuring of manufacturing giants General Motors and Chrysler, which received promises of up to $17.

RISD students pilot bike-sharing program

November 24, 2008 0 comments

A new bicycle sharing service is making it easier for Rhode Island School of Design students to borrow a set of wheels – for free. Nate Phipps and Madeleine McGarrity, both juniors at RISD, have created a service called Pink Rides that has stationed bicycles in the lobby of a RISD residence hall at 15 Westminster St.

Bad economy will delay many new buildings

November 19, 2008 0 comments

Concern about the University’s financial situation will delay the construction of several new buildings around campus. Administrators “expect lower revenues” in the short-term and are therefore more cautious about beginning capital projects, said Beppie Huidekoper, executive vice president for finance and administration.