Press Releases

University "very disappointed" in bill's signing, will "consider all of its options"

"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."

07.11.13

MEDIA ADVISORY: Machtley press conference July 7 on impact of legislation affecting Bryant's tax-exempt status

The press conference will begin at 5 p.m. Due to high temperatures, the site for the press conference has been relocated to the Chace Wellness Center lobby.

07.06.13

Updated statement from President Machtley regarding effort to change Bryant's tax-exempt status

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.

07.06.13

University statement regarding changes in Bryant's tax-exempt status

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."

07.02.13

28th annual World Trade Day May 22 explores international business opportunities

Bryant experts, business and political leaders will provide insight on global economic forecast trends as part of the event. Guest speakers include CBS News' Senior Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger.

05.17.13

Bryant announces honorary degree recipients for 150th Commencement

Four leaders in humanities, business, and efforts to end world hunger will be honored: author Jon Meacham, Catherine Bertini of the U.N. World Food Program, Navyn Salem of Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions, and Joseph J. MarcAurele of Washington Trust Company.

05.01.13

REDay showcases academic and creative collaboration

More than 330 students and 85 faculty/staff members have collaborated on the 100 presentations scheduled for the April 24 event, ranging from sessions on “U.S. Women, World War II, and Letter Writing” to “Secularism and Interfaith: Does It Matter What You Believe?”

04.17.13

Chinese education delegation, Bryant sign new partnership agreements

Led by the vice minister of education for the People’s Republic of China, representatives from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and the Beijing Institute of Technology Zhuhai visited campus April 7th.

04.07.13

More than 1,000 expected at 16th annual Women's Summit®

Arianna Huffington and Kay Koplowitz are among the headliners who will speak at the sold-out March 14 event.

03.01.13

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast features Muslim chaplain

The Feb. 7 event, patterned after the annual National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington, D.C., is designed to give attendees an inspirational hour of music, prayer, and a spiritual message.

01.24.13

Nationally-recognized Gateway kicks off "Innovation Design Experience for All" Jan. 21

IDEA is the new 72-hour immersion experience designed to cultivate crucial teamwork and creative problem-solving skills in freshmen. In a 72-hour marathon, students will work in teams alongside faculty, alumni, and executive mentors to solve real–world challenges.

01.18.13

Tickets are sold out for Preservation Hall Jazz Band performance

The performance, which begins at 7 p.m., is part of the President’s Cultural Series and is held in conjunction with Black History Month.

01.11.13