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