RISD http://ripr.org en RISD Launches Presidential Search http://ripr.org/post/risd-launches-presidential-search <p></p><p>In an email to RISD faculty, Board Chair Michael Spalter has announced that the search for a new president is underway.</p><p>The board has appointed an 11-member search committee, which includes representatives from the RISD Museum, the faculty and the board of trustees.</p><p>The university has hired executive search firm Isaacson Miller to help with the search.</p><p>RISD's former President John Maeda stepped down unexpectedly in the middle of the academic year to take a venture capital job in Silicon Valley.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:17:40 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 34582 at http://ripr.org RISD Launches Presidential Search Don't Miss Our Series Paying For It: Rhode Islanders Struggle with Student Debt http://ripr.org/post/dont-miss-our-series-paying-it-rhode-islanders-struggle-student-debt <p></p><p>Recent college graduates in Rhode Island have some of the highest loan burdens in the country, according to a national study called the Project on Student Debt. At the same time, Rhode Island faces consistently high unemployment and a sluggish economy.</p><p></p><p>All that made me wonder what it’s like to finish college with significant debt, so I set out to meet some of the graduates facing this problem and the experts who study it. I’ve been amazed by the response to their stories.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:48:06 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 34522 at http://ripr.org Don't Miss Our Series Paying For It: Rhode Islanders Struggle with Student Debt Scott MacKay Commentary: Time To Perk Up R.I. It's Summah Fer Gawd Sakes http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-time-perk-ri-its-summah-fer-gawd-sakes <p>Once again, Rhode Islanders are making national news for the low regard we have for our tiny state. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time to stop taking Rhode Island &nbsp;for granted.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Gallup poll discovered that Rhode Island is the state least appreciated by its own residents. Just 18 percent of Rhode Islanders said our small slice of southeastern New England was the best place or one of the best places to live.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:13:07 +0000 Scott MacKay 33945 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Time To Perk Up R.I. It's Summah Fer Gawd Sakes After Graduation, Navigating The World Of Student Loans http://ripr.org/post/after-graduation-navigating-world-student-loans <p>In the final installment of our series Paying For It: Rhode Islanders Struggle with Student Debt, education reporter Elisabeth Harrison visits the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority to speak with Executive Director Charlie Kelley. She asked him to walk through the payment system for a student who has borrowed $31,000, about the average for recent graduates in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:53:29 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33668 at http://ripr.org After Graduation, Navigating The World Of Student Loans After Bankruptcy And Divorce, Student Debt Still Persists http://ripr.org/post/after-bankruptcy-and-divorce-student-debt-still-persists <p>Many Rhode Islanders are paying off student loans that average more than $31,000, one of the highest student debt burdens in the nation. As we continue our series Paying for It: Rhode Islanders Struggle With Student Debt, we look at what happens when those loans are too much to handle.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s Education reporter Elisabeth Harrison met Allison Dean at her house on a quiet street in Warwick, sandwiched between the airport and Narragansett Bay.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33494 at http://ripr.org After Bankruptcy And Divorce, Student Debt Still Persists RISD Graduate Faces Hundreds of Thousands in Student Loans http://ripr.org/post/risd-graduate-faces-hundreds-thousands-student-loans <p>Rhode Island has the fifth highest rate of student loan debt in the country and experts say part of the reason is the large number of expensive, private colleges, like Bryant University, Providence College and Salve Regina in Newport. One of the most expensive is the Rhode Island School of Design.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s education reporter, Elisabeth Harrison, met one graduate now staring down hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:18:34 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33488 at http://ripr.org RISD Graduate Faces Hundreds of Thousands in Student Loans And the Honorary Degree Recipients Are... http://ripr.org/post/and-honorary-degree-recipients-are <p>This year, Brown University plans to honor acclaimed authors Jeffrey Eugenides and Lois Lowry, both Brown alums, along with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and seven other Brown graduates.</p><p>At the Rhode Island School of Design, commencement festivities will include an honorary degree for designer Todd Oldham and a keynote speech from designer Bruce Mau.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:57:21 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 32254 at http://ripr.org 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 RISD, Brown Team Up To Build A Solar House http://ripr.org/post/risd-brown-team-build-solar-house <p>Leave it to a team of the brightest students in Rhode Island to design a solar-powered house made almost entirely out of high-quality fabrics.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Students from Brown, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Applied Sciences </span>Erfurt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Germany are competing as one team, called Team Inside Out, in the <a href="http://www.solardecathlon2014.fr/en/">2014 Solar Decathlon Europe</a>, taking place in Versailles, France in July.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:53:34 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29863 at http://ripr.org RISD, Brown Team Up To Build A Solar House Rhode Island Artscape: Designing Better Ballots http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-artscape-designing-better-ballots <p>In Rhode Island a group of design students barely old enough to vote are working on projects that could potentially affect the future of Presidential elections.</p><p>For this month’s Artscape, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender profiles a class that is trying to tackle the problem of a better ballot.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>On the third floor of a building in downtown Providence, a group of a dozen or so students from the Rhode Island School of Design, also known as RISD are giving their final presentations for a class called VoteLab: Designing for Democracy.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:48:26 +0000 John Bender 29740 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Artscape: Designing Better Ballots