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    Unearthing the Past

    Work by students in this spring’s Witness Tree studio is being exhibited at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in New York state.

    First Job: Fighting AIDS

    New graduate Robin Hilkey 15 GD feels well prepared for the fast-paced design and branding work she'll do at the anti-AIDS organization (RED).

    Designing a Desirable Future

    At Critical Design/Critical Futures, makers, writers, practitioners and educators exchanged ideas about the ways contemporary design influences forthcoming political, social and economic engagement.

    Fresh Perspective

    Teaching at RISD allows Andrew Robarts, a recently hired assistant professor in History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences, to approach Middle Eastern history from a new angle.

    Inspiring Scholarly Culture

    Newly appointed Dean of Liberal Arts Daniel Cavicchi is fascinated with the rich interplay between studio and scholarly learning.