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Twitter Founder Inspires Students

Jack Dorsey, the self-made billionaire who has banked a fortune developing the microblogging site Twitter and the mobile payment system Square, has a piece of advice for future entrepreneurs: keep it simple.

Creative energy at Commencement 2011

The first sign that RISD Commencement might be a little different was the group of Landscape Architecture graduates covered head to toe in a shaggy mass of unkempt fiber.

Students Read, Write and Teach Poetry

Given the notorious time commitment of Poetry in Service to Schools and the Community, you might imagine that few students would register for the English seminar taught by Rick Benjamin.

Lynda Barry

Visiting artist Lynda Barry is a strange combination of artist/author/teacher/cartoonist/comedian – and probably most importantly, a source of total inspiration.

Running Away with the Gypsies

My cobblestone dead-end driveway is not along RISD’s fashionable Benefit Street.

Poetry for Life

In her latest book, Mairéad Byrne parcels her poems into tidy little subsets she succinctly summarizes with words like calendar, everyday lunacy, war, family, instructions.

50 Years in RISD’s English Department

The late RISD President John Frazier welcomed me to his office in the late summer of 1957, saying, “Why don’t you help us with the formation of the English Department? Come aboard while you pursue graduate courses uphill at Brown.

PARACRAFT Reveals Surprising Connections

Each spring the English Department organizes a show featuring outstanding student work completed in and/or inspired by classes taught in the department.

DC STEAM caucus

RISD brought its uplifting STEAM message to Washington, DC on February 14, when President John Maeda and other representatives from campus co-hosted a Capitol Hill briefing to launch the new Congressional STEAM Caucus (view a video of the proceedings here).