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RISD news

Presidential Search Launched

A core committee co-chaired by four members of the Board of Trustees will lead an international search for RISD’s 18th president.

Commencement 2021 to Be Virtual

RISD announces plans to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 safely and responsibly this spring.

Decolonizing Pedagogies at RISD

Faculty, curators and librarians come together for a semester-long seminar on decolonization that builds on the institution’s commitment to advancing social equity and inclusion.

Continuing Ed Enrollment Skyrockets

In moving its CE classes online, RISD opens the floodgates to passionate new students from across the US and around the globe.

Update on Advancing Social Equity

RISD shares progress and next steps towards its commitment to being proactively anti-racist.

After the A-Bomb

RISD’s Center for Complexity launches Horizon 2045, a 25-year project aimed at eliminating the threat of nuclear war.

Architecture Crits Online

Students finish the fall semester by sharing their final projects with visiting experts from around the world.

RISD Alums Make 30 Under 30 List

Four recent graduates are included in Forbes’ annual roundup of emerging talents.

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A Record Year of Engagement

The RISD community offers record-setting support for the college and its mission.

RISD Launches “Race in Art & Design” Cluster Hire Search

As part of its commitment to address institutional racism and advance social equity, RISD is hiring 10 new faculty as part of a cluster hire initiative focused on race and decolonization in art and design.

RISD Families Association online

The newly launched provides important resources for families to stay informed and connected with the RISD community.