Topic: RISD

R.I. college students demand expanded diversity initiatives

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R.I. college students demand expanded diversity initiatives

April 20, 2016 1 comment

Students and faculty members at other colleges in Rhode Island are also working to have their voices heard on their campuses.

Rebecca Cumberbatch, a Rhode Island School of Design student, addressed a crowd of RISD students and faculty members during a demonstration at Market Square Wednesday. The gathering, which lasted over three hours, saw participants share experiences with prejudice on campus. Demonstrators also called on the administration to release a diversity action plan.

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RISD students, faculty members gather to decry campus racism

April 7, 2016 11 comments

Not Your Token, a demonstration to protest the lack of recognition and discussion with regard to race, sexuality and class at RISD, took place Wednesday.

Festival brings traditional, contemporary Chinese acts to College Hill

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Festival brings traditional, contemporary Chinese acts to College Hill

February 16, 2016 1 comment

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association’s sold-out Spring Festival Gala started at 7:30 Sunday night, but the Salomon Hall lobby was packed by 6:45.

Arts & Culture

‘Animation Show of Shows’ displays stylistically diverse shorts

November 11, 2015 0 comments

The contrast between impending death and serenity brought the audience to the edge of their seats, where they stayed for the rest of the film.

Emmaline Franklin and Lucy Crelli, co-presidents of RISD’s Sexual Health and Relationship Education, lead the “Walk of No Shame” Saturday.


‘Walk of No Shame’ celebrates sex positivity

October 26, 2015 1 comment

RISD students marched through 40-degree weather at 11 a.m. Saturday carrying picket signs to protest victim-blaming and slut-shaming.

Techstyle Haus — a solar house designed by students from Brown, the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Applied Sciences in Germany, is made from a flexible fiberglass material called Sheerfill. Construction of the house began in January 2014 in a parking lot in Cranston, R.I.

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Year after debut, student-designed solar house receives new honor

September 29, 2015 0 comments

Fast Company magazine selected Techstyle Haus ­as one of nine finalists in the student category of its 2015 “Innovation by Design” competition.

Rhode Island School of Design technicians form picket lines during ongoing contract negotiations. Some students elected to join the lines while others respected their cause from afar.


RISD tech strike impedes academics

April 6, 2015 0 comments

Forty-four RISD technicians have been on strike since Thursday, shutting down many of the school’s studios and impeding access to certain buildings.

David Rockefeller’s gift to the Rhode Island School of Design Museum includes two Korean wedding chests, as well as two rare George I armchairs.

Arts & Culture

Rockefeller donates $2.5 million to RISD Museum

March 13, 2015 0 comments

$500,000 that specifically supports the gallery will go toward renovating the space, updating the lighting and funding the installation of the pieces.

“Thinking Architecture” was produced by the RISD architecture department and brought to City Hall by the Department of Art, Culture and Tourism.

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At City Hall, RISD architecture dept. airs works in progress

March 11, 2015 0 comments

“Thinking Architecture: RISD Works in Progress,” marks a departure from the RISD tradition of showing the works on College Hill.

Rosanne Somerson P’11 has served as RISD’s interim president since John Maeda’s 2013 departure. Somerson took office permanently Wednesday.


RISD selects Somerson as president

February 20, 2015 0 comments

Rosanne Somerson P’11, a renowned studio furniture designer, became the 17th president of the Rhode Island School of Design Wednesday.