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RISD President Rosanne Somerson to retire

Rhode Island School of Design President Rosanne Somerson will retire at the end of the academic year after serving five years in office, the school’s Board of Trustees announced in an email to the RISD community Dec. 22. “For over three decades, President Somerson has been an influential leader ...

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RISD cancels in-person commencement

The Rhode Island School of Design canceled in-person commencement for the class of 2021, citing uncertainty around the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an email from President Rosanne Somerson to the student body Monday morning. “We do not have confidence that either the progression ...


Brown community reacts to insurrection at Capitol

Following an insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, the Brown community, including groups across the political spectrum, united in condemning the Jan. 6 incident. “Disgusting is the word that keeps coming to mind,” Visiting Professor of the Practice of Political Science Richard Arenberg, who worked ...


Gov. Raimondo to be nominated for Commerce Secretary

Updated 12:49 a.m., Jan. 8, 2021 President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo for commerce secretary, according to a Friday announcement. A former venture capitalist, Raimondo would be the Biden administration’s top liaison with the business community. Lieutenant Governor ...

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