Bryant University http://ripr.org en The Bottom Line: The Message Pension Mediation Sends To Outside Businesses http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-message-pension-mediation-sends-outside-businesses <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:46:48 +0000 Dave Fallon 31912 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: The Message Pension Mediation Sends To Outside Businesses Viola Davis Previews New Television Show http://ripr.org/post/viola-davis-previews-new-television-show <p></p><p>Rhode Island actress Viola Davis is talking about her latest project, a television pilot for ABC.</p><p>Davis plays ambitious defense attorney Annalise Keating, who also teaches law students at an ivy league university.</p><p>"She teaches them how to defend a criminal case in a practical manner by allowing them to help her solve a murder investigation," Davis said, adding there's more than one mystery to be solved after a murder takes place on campus.</p><p>The show, "How to Get Away with Murder," takes place in Philadelphia.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:08:01 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 30569 at http://ripr.org Viola Davis Previews New Television Show Viola Davis on Success and Growing up in Central Falls http://ripr.org/post/viola-davis-success-and-growing-central-falls <p>Award-winning actor Viola Davis made a stop at Bryant University on Friday during the annual Women’s Summit.</p><p>The theme of this year’s conference: “being the CEO of your own life.”</p><p>Davis says part of what has made her successful as an actor is her experience growing up in Central Falls.</p><p>"Every experience growing up in a dysfunctional family with alcoholism, with poverty, with being the geek always into theater and the Rhode Island State Drama Festival, that has been the wellspring of me as an actor," Davis said.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:37:46 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 30459 at http://ripr.org Viola Davis on Success and Growing up in Central Falls Little Rhody's Big Image Problem http://ripr.org/post/little-rhodys-big-image-problem <p>Once again, Rhode Island has embarked on an advertising campaign to raise our state’s flagging self-esteem. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time for us to stop running down our tiny corner of New England.</p><p>Back in 1996, when Jack Reed was running his first U.S. Senate campaign, Texas Gov. Ann Richards came to Newport to speak at a Reed fund-raiser. The tart-tongued Texan introduced the vertically-challenged Rhode Island Democrat by saying to prolonged laughter that Reed is proof ``that size doesn’t matter.’’</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:27:43 +0000 Scott MacKay 19524 at http://ripr.org Little Rhody's Big Image Problem Bryant University; A War Between Town and Gown http://ripr.org/post/bryant-university-war-between-town-and-gown-0 <p>Rhode Island politicians are increasingly looking to non-profit institutions to finance local government. The latest tug-of-war between town and gown is in Smithfield, where the town thinks Bryant University is not paying its fair share. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says its time for cooperation, not confrontation.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:40:11 +0000 Scott MacKay 18808 at http://ripr.org Bryant University; A War Between Town and Gown Bryant, Smithfield should negotiate, not litigate http://ripr.org/post/bryant-smithfield-should-negotiate-not-litigate <p>Rhode Island politicians are increasingly looking to non-profit institutions to finance local government. The latest tug-of-war between town and gown is in Smithfield, where the town thinks Bryant University is not paying its fair share. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says its time for cooperation, not confrontation.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:39:10 +0000 Scott MacKay 18702 at http://ripr.org Bryant President Reacts to Tax-Exempt Legislation http://ripr.org/post/bryant-president-reacts-tax-exempt-legislation <p>Bryant University President Ronald Machtley says he is "disappointed" that Governor Lincoln Chafee has signed a bill allowing Smithfield to charge the school for emergency services. Here's the full text of Machtley's official statement:</p><p></p><blockquote><p>We are very disappointed that Governor Chafee did not veto the legislation previously approved by the Rhode Island General Assembly (S 0025 and H 5083).</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:39:13 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 18308 at http://ripr.org Chafee signs Bryant University tax-exempt legislation http://ripr.org/post/chafee-signs-bryant-university-tax-exempt-legislation <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation that will require Bryant University and Smithfield town officials to negotiate reimbursement for the university’s use of town police, fire and rescue services.</p><p>The university and its president, former U.S. Rep. Ron Machtley, have argued strenuously against the legislation, saying Bryant already contributes to the town and generates $17 in local economic activity. But town officials and Smithfield lawmakers say it is isn’t fair for Bryant to charge town taxpayers for services used by the university and its students.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:17:32 +0000 Scott MacKay 18274 at http://ripr.org Bryant University Calls Bill Requiring Payment "Heavy Handed" http://ripr.org/post/bryant-university-calls-bill-requiring-payment-heavy-handed <p>The General Assembly has passed legislation requiring Bryant University to make payments to the town of Smithfield. The university is calling the bill “heavy handed.”</p><p>Unless Smithfield and Bryant can come to an agreement, the legislation allows the town to bill the university for municipal services it uses. The non-profit university sits on some 420 acres of land that state Senator Stephen Archambault said would generate $2 million in yearly taxes.</p><p></p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 05:40:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 17851 at http://ripr.org Bryant University Calls Bill Requiring Payment "Heavy Handed" Tuition at Rhode Island's Private Colleges Among the Nation's Most Expensive http://ripr.org/post/tuition-rhode-islands-private-colleges-among-nations-most-expensive <p>Private colleges in Rhode Island have some of the highest prices in the country, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Education.</p><p></p><p>Bryant University, Providence College, Roger Williams University and the Rhode Island School of Design also ranked in the top 5 percent, when tuition prices were adjusted to reflect the average cost for students after grants and scholarships.</p><p>RISD ranked near the top of that list with a price tag of nearly $35,000. The national average was just $19,300.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:32:09 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 17589 at http://ripr.org Tuition at Rhode Island's Private Colleges Among the Nation's Most Expensive