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.
IB continues its rapid rise, jumping 11 points. Three other programs -- finance, operations management and accounting -- also rise in the latest report of undergraduate business specialty programs.
The Providence Business News reports on the IB Senior Practicum and the benefits its delivers to students, companies and the state's economy.
Associate Professor Teresa McCarthy, director of Bryant's program, tells WSJ that "employers are taking note" of grads with SCM know-how.
This video features excerpts from the Student Charge presented by David Hurley '13 to his fellow classmates and graduation day photos shared by the graduates through social media.
Watch this archived presentation of our undergraduate Commencement ceremony, which was streamed live on Saturday, May 18.
At 150th Commencement, noted historian urges Bryant grads to provide 'energy, innovation, creativity'
Author Jon Meacham addresses Class of 2013; at Graduate School ceremony, banker Joseph MarcAurele reflects on leadership; Machtley announces anniversary year dedicated to making a difference in world hunger.