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RISD Promotes Social Equity

The Boston Globe reports on RISD’s efforts to respond to activism, hire new faculty, boost diversity and return looted artifacts.

A World without America

Visiting artist Dread Scott shares his vision for change with RISD students.

Framing a Moral Democracy

Social justice visionary Michelle Alexander delivers RISD’s 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. keynote address.

Reconnecting an Urban Community

Students in a fall Landscape Architecture studio collaborate with residents of Fall River, MA on interventions for revitalizing the city’s downtown.

Se Habla Español

Associate Professor Paula Gaetano-Adi experiments with an interesting way of helping first-year students let go of their assumptions.

Defying Disability

An ongoing exhibition highlights the work and personal stories of 20 RISD community members living with disabilities.

Upholding the DACA Dream

President Somerson and other college leaders speak out on Dreamers prior to the Supreme Court case in November.

Brand New Day

Newly appointed Assistant Professor of Industrial Design Jess Brown MID 09 is addressing difficult issues and supporting students of color.