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Topic: RISD

Somerson studied at RISD as an undergraduate in the 1970s, before co-founding and heading the Furniture Design program in the 1990s.

News, University News

RISD President Rosanne Somerson to retire

January 14, 2021 0 comments

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 and […]

While “small, in-person departmental gatherings” could still occur, the class of 2021 will graduate with a virtual ceremony.

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RISD cancels in-person commencement

January 11, 2021 0 comments

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.

Sophie Elgort ’08, Nicholas Picchione ’86 and Robert Geller RISD ’01, all who work in the fashion industry, spoke to The Herald about what the future of fashion might look like.

Arts & Culture

Brown alums talk future of fashion

November 19, 2020 0 comments

To synthesize the luxury fashion industry feels a fruitless task, for it is in many ways a field emphatically characterized by the four changing seasons.

Outside of buildings at the Rhode Island School of Design, groups of students draw, sketch and paint while sitting six feet apart from each other.

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RISD holds some classes outside amid pandemic

September 29, 2020 0 comments

Outside of buildings at the Rhode Island School of Design, large white tents are spread across various corners of campus. Under these tents, groups of students are seen drawing, sketching and painting while sitting six feet apart from each other.

No positive COVID-19 cases among RISD student leaders back on campus

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No positive COVID-19 cases among RISD student leaders back on campus

August 28, 2020 0 comments

None of the 44 student leaders Rhode Island School of Design welcomed back this month in preparation for in-person learning tested positive for COVID-19. 

North Hall, a RISD dorm located off of Waterman Street, backs into Thompson House, which RISD will convert to a respiratory clinic when students return to campus.

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News

RISD will re-open campus in de-densified model for Fall 2020

June 16, 2020 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design plans to open its campus for Fall 2020 in a “de-densified” model, according to a community-wide email sent by RISD President Rosanne Somerson Monday afternoon.

The school has also postponed commencement for the class of 2020 to the weekend of Indigenous People's Day.

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RISD cancels on-campus summer programming

April 1, 2020 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design has canceled on-campus and in-person summer programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. RISD’s commencement and graduate thesis show have also been postponed, according to an email from President Rosanne Somerson sent to students today.

RISD canceled its study abroad program in Rome, while the University canceled its “Brown in Bologna” program due to coronavirus fears.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown, RISD respond to growing coronavirus concerns

March 6, 2020 1 comment

The University and the Rhode Island School of Design recently unveiled new immediate and long-term policies concerning the coronavirus outbreak, according to interviews, emails and a town hall hosted by RISD administrators.

Students Rémy Poisson and Jake Ruggiero completed their CSP over the five-week Wintersession period between the fall and spring semesters under the guidance of supervisor Leonard Long, Senior Critic at RISD.

Arts & Culture

‘This is Your Life’ unpacks universal experiences

February 25, 2020 0 comments

Two hundred and ten hours. That is how long it took Jake Ruggiero ’22 and Rémy Poisson ’22, both dual degree students and illustrators for The Herald’s post- magazine, to complete their Collaborative Study Project, titled “This is Your Life.” 

The theme for this year’s Experimental and Foundation Studies exhibition was “duration and emergence.” The exhibition was curated by the course’s faculty members, who sought to highlight different media styles.

Arts & Culture

RISD exhibition showcases first-year students’ talent

February 4, 2020 0 comments

Spread across four large rooms on the first floor of the Woods-Gerry Gallery, pieces composed of a multitude of materials, from paper and wood to textile and glass, are displayed as part of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Triennial Experimental and Foundation Studies exhibition.