RWU http://ripr.org en Gov. Chafee Picks Rhode Island Artist For Official Portrait http://ripr.org/post/gov-chafee-picks-rhode-island-artist-official-portrait <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee has selected the artist who will paint his official portrait. The Rhode Island artist beat out 123 others in the national search.</p><p></p><p>Julie Gearan said there was something about the fact that she’s not a traditional portrait painter combined with Chafee not being a traditional politician that drew her to apply for the job of painting his official portrait.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:51:48 +0000 Catherine Welch 31655 at http://ripr.org Gov. Chafee Picks Rhode Island Artist For Official Portrait RWU Bringing Nonprofit HousingWorks RI into the Fold http://ripr.org/post/rwu-bringing-nonprofit-housingworks-ri-fold <p>Roger Williams University is bringing HousingWorks RI into its fold. HousingWorks is a local nonprofit that studies affordable housing and economic development.</p><p>Associate Vice President for University Relations, Pete Wilbur, said HousingWorks RI already operates out of the university’s facility in Providence, and faculty members are on the board. He said making the nonprofit part of the university gives students hands on opportunities.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:23:51 +0000 Catherine Welch 19013 at http://ripr.org RWU Bringing Nonprofit HousingWorks RI into the Fold