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.
"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."
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.
The University "unequivocally rejects" the characterization of The Daily Beast that Bryant is among the nation's "druggiest colleges" and "is confident that an appraisal of the facts will reveal that its representations are without foundation."
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.