Innovations in academics, faculty, and student life earn a university a spot on the “up-and-coming” list. Bryant’s inclusion is in part a reflection of the successes of the First-Year Gateway.
The 912 first-year students represent one of the largest and most highly qualified groups in the University’s history; nearly half applied Early Action or Early Decision.
Group also wins one of three "Most Popular Team" awards. This was the team's second international competition.
John Saddlemire, D.Ed., brings to the job more than 29 years of higher education experience in student life. He will begin his duties Aug. 26.
In the University's profile featured in "The Best 378 Colleges," students praise Bryant's "engaging and dedicated faculty" who make learning "interesting rather than a chore.”
The appointment reinforces the University's commitment to growing its international business programs, already recognized as being among the nation's best.
In an article titled "Strapped Rhode Island City Presses College to Ante Up," The Wall Street Journal reports on the new law that will require Bryant University to pay the Town of Smithfield for municipal services if no agreement is reached.
"We continue to believe this legislation is unconstitutional, unwarranted, and needlessly divisive," President Machtley says. "We will meet with the town in the hope that amicable and fair agreements can be reached to avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation."
Legislation now before Governor Chafee "has serious and wide-ranging implications for all nonprofit organizations," the president says. The statement outlines some of the significant contributions Bryant has made to Smithfield.
The University urges Gov. Chafee to veto the bill, which it calls "heavy-handed legislation" that "comes after several months of good-faith discussions with the Town of Smithfield and is not in the best interests of any of the parties involved."
Businessweek interviews Prof. Teresa McCarthy about Bryant's Global Supply Chain Management Program, among the "hottest tickets in B-school." Bryant began offering the program as a minor to undergraduates five years ago. Now, more than 120 students are enrolled in the minor and concentration combined.
Studio courses and classes that explore the historical and theoretical approaches to artistic forms will prepare students for careers at design, theater, and internet companies, museums, nonprofits, and community arts organizations.