Rhode Island College
Rhode Island College is a public, coeducational college in Providence, Rhode Island, founded in 1854, it is the second oldest college in Rhode Island, after Brown University. Located on a 180-acre campus, the College has a student body of 9,000: 7,518 undergraduates and 1,482 graduate students. A member of the NCAA, Rhode Island College has 17 Division III teams. Academic programs at Rhode Island College are divided into five colleges: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Management, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work; these schools offer 30 graduate programs for students. Rhode Island College is accredited by the New England Association of Colleges. Among the five colleges, individual departments have received additional accreditation from the following associations: Council on Social Work Education, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Music, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Forbes magazine ranked the college 618th out of the 3,000 plus colleges and universities in the United States. Enrollment is predominantly from Rhode Island and Connecticut. 67% of students are female. The school's newspaper is The Anchor, its radio station is 90.7 WXIN Rhode Island College Radio. Active clubs on campus include Rhode Island College Programming, Future Elementary Education Teachers, Biology Club, Debate Council, Henry Barnard School Mentors, L. I. F. E: Live, Fight, Feminists United, Helping Others Promote Equality, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Latin American Student Organization, NSSLHA, Anchor TV, Rhode Island College Ballroom Dance Club, American Marketing Association chapter, the Ocean State Film Society, the English Club. There are over 78 clubs on campus; the college's Music and Dance department has a strong presence on campus. Student activities and clubs on campus are governed and funded by Student Community Government, Inc. a semi-autonomous organization financed by the college's student activity fee, consisting of an executive board and several committees.
Student Parliament consists of a number of by-lawed positions. Those positions include seats taken by administrators, faculty and alumni. All student representatives of Student Parliament represent a constituency whose concerns they are supposed to represent throughout the academic year; the James P. Adams Library is the main library, faculty and the community have access to a wide variety of knowledge resources including electronic reference resources, e-books, audiovisual materials, special collections; the library is the academic and intellectual center of the campus, hosting a variety of lectures and performances to the benefit of the campus community. RIC has six residence halls. Penfield Hall, a new $30 million, energy efficient, LEED-certified residence hall opened in 2007; the 125,000-square-foot building expanded the institution's existing housing capacity by 44%. The Interfaith Center is non-denominational with many religions, ethnic groups, academic concentrations represented. Rhode Island College has seen an increase in Greek life on campus.
The Greek Council h consists of three sororities. Fraternities at Rhode Island College include Kappa Delta Phi, Iota Phi Theta, Phi Mu Delta and Kappa Sigma. Sororities at Rhode Island College are Theta Phi Alpha national sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon national sorority and Alpha Sigma Tau national sorority. Rhode Island College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III; the Anchormen are a member of the Little East Conference. Men's sports include baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming & diving, track & field and wrestling; the Intercollegiate Athletic Arena, an 8,000 seat facility, is the home of the Rhode Island College Anchormen basketball teams. Rhode Island College was first established as the Rhode Island State Normal School by the Rhode Island General Assembly in 1854, its creation can be attributed to the labors of Henry Barnard, the first state agent for education in Rhode Island who had established the Rhode Island Teachers Institute at Smithville Seminary in 1845, his successor, Elisha Potter.
The Rhode Island State Normal School was one of the nation's first normal schools, which grew out of the humanitarian groundswell of the mid-19th century spurred by educational missionaries like Horace Mann. The school attracted hard working young people. Not yet convinced of the school's value, the General Assembly curtailed its financial support in 1857 and the school was moved to Bristol where it lingered until 1865 before closing. However, in 1869, the newly appointed state commissioner of education, Thomas W. Bicknell, began a vigorous personal campaign to revive the school, his efforts were rewarded in 1871 when the General Assembly unanimously voted a $10,000 appropriation for the school's re-opening in Providence. Renamed the Rhode Island Normal School, the institution settled into a period of steady growth punctuated by periodic moves to larger quarters; the general favor won by the school, after its first difficult years had passed, was confirmed in 1898 when it moved i
Boston University School of Law
Boston University School of Law is the law school of Boston University, located on the university's campus on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. U. S. News and World Report ranks the school as 22nd in the country. Two specialties are in the top 10: Health Law, Tax Law. Princeton Review ranks it 10th place nationally in "Best Professors". For the class of 2021, the median student LSAT score was 166 and median GPA was 3.74. BU Law was one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender, it is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts, a charter member of the American Bar Association. More than 700 students are enrolled in the full-time J. D. degree program and about 350 in the School's five LLM degree programs. The School offers more than 200 classes and seminars, 21 study abroad opportunities, 17 dual degree programs. Students learn critical legal theory and doctrine in classes that average a 6.8:1 student/faculty ratio, while developing professional lawyering skills in the School’s 1L Lawyering Lab and criminal law clinics and international externships, pro bono placements, transactional law program.
BU Law pioneered a clinic to represent victims of human trafficking in Boston. BU Law's most recent entering class comes from the District of Columbia; these students represent 155 undergraduate institutions. Admission to Boston University School of Law is competitive. There were 284 students who matriculated in the fall of 2018 out of a pool of 5,891 J. D. applicants. The 25th and 75th LSAT percentiles for the 2018 entering class were 167, respectively; the 25th and 75th undergraduate GPA percentiles were 3.49 and 3.84 with a median of 3.74. Boston University School of Law ranks #22nd among American law schools in the 2019 list of best law schools compiled by U. S. News & World Report. U. S. News ranks the School's Health Law Program #4 and Tax Law #7; the Journal of Legal Education ranks BU Law #12 for "Where Big Firm Partners Went to Law School," and the School ranks #16 in the National Law Journal's "Go-To Schools" Annual Survey for the number of graduates working in top U. S. law firms. On September 13, 2012, media executive and former BU Law lecturer Sumner Redstone donated $18 million to expand the School’s facilities.
Opened in 2014 alongside the Law Tower, the 100,000-square-foot, five-story building houses most of the law school's classrooms, which are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The Redstone Building welcomes visitors into the glass-enclosed Robert T. Butler Atrium on the first floor, houses the Samuel M. Fineman Law Library and McCausland Commons on the second floor, it provide new facilities to support clinical and professional training programs. Student locker facilities, lounges, a small dining facility, other student function and informal meeting spaces are located throughout the new building; the materials and exterior detailing of the Redstone Building have been calibrated to respect and complement the architecture of the five original Josep Lluis Sert buildings at BU. As the new law school entry, the Redstone Building faces a paved entry forecourt off the main east-west pedestrian path, re-graded and landscaped with new trees and plantings; the open area to the north and east of the Law Tower has been restored and replanted to reinforce the existing character of the area and of the Alpert Mall to the east.
The space between the Law Tower and Pappas Library has been redesigned to emphasize the visual connection between the original and the new entrances to the school. Plantings are native species and select ornamental species that maintain the existing planted character of the BU campus; the School’s 17-story tower underwent a complete renovation and reopened in 2015. Its design faithfully rehabilitated most of Sert's original tower while taking deliberate measures within the original architect's design vocabulary to make the existing building more acceptable to the 21st century needs of its inhabitants. All windows were replaced with thermally insulated units reflecting the pattern and profile of the original building; the exterior concrete panels that define the building's architectural aesthetic were refurbished. The tower was renovated with new mechanical and plumbing systems, larger bathrooms, modern facilities to house the school's administrative departments, faculty offices, moot courtrooms and law journals.
The spalled cast-in-place concrete of the building was repaired where needed, care was taken to match existing color and texture as much as possible. Precast fins and other precast elements on the exterior were repaired or replaced as necessary, some of the full-story precast panels were replaced with glass in a manner consistent with the original compositional intent of the building façade; the Boston University School of Law was one of the first law schools to admit women and minorities, at a time when most other law schools barred them. In 1881, Lelia Robinson became the first female BU Law graduate. Women lawyers were less than half of one percent of the profession. Upon graduation, she lobbied the Massachusetts legislature to permit the admission of women to the state bar, in 1882, became the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts bar, her classmate, Nathan Abbott, would become the founding dean of Stanford Law School. Another prominent female alum at the time, Alice Stone Blackwell, would go on to help found the League of Women Voters and edit the Woman's Journal.
Takeo Kikuchi, the School's first Japanese graduate, was co-founder an
Rhode Island the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest state in area, the seventh least populous, the second most densely populated, it has the longest official name of any state. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south via Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound, it shares a small maritime border with New York. Providence is most populous city in Rhode Island. On May 4, 1776, the Colony of Rhode Island was the first of the Thirteen Colonies to renounce its allegiance to the British Crown, it was the fourth among the newly independent states to ratify the Articles of Confederation on February 9, 1778; the state boycotted the 1787 convention which drew up the United States Constitution and refused to ratify it. Rhode Island's official nickname is "The Ocean State", a reference to the large bays and inlets that amount to about 14 percent of its total area.
Despite its name, most of Rhode Island is located on the mainland of the United States. Its official name is State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, derived from the merger of four Colonial settlements; the settlements of Newport and Portsmouth were situated on what is called Aquidneck Island today, but it was called Rhode Island in Colonial times. Providence Plantation was the name of the colony founded by Roger Williams in the area now known as the city of Providence; this was adjoined by the settlement of Warwick. It is unclear how the island came to be named Rhode Island, but two historical events may have been of influence: Explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano noted the presence of an island near the mouth of Narragansett Bay in 1524 which he likened to the island of Rhodes. Subsequent European explorers were unable to identify the island that Verrazzano had named, but the Pilgrims who colonized the area assumed that it was this island. Adriaen Block passed by the island during his expeditions in the 1610s, he described it in a 1625 account of his travels as "an island of reddish appearance,", "een rodlich Eylande" in 17th-century Dutch, one popular notion is that this Dutch phrase might have influenced the name Rhode Island.
The earliest documented use of the name "Rhode Island" for Aquidneck was in 1637 by Roger Williams. The name was applied to the island in 1644 with these words: "Aquethneck shall be henceforth called the Isle of Rodes or Rhode-Island." The name "Isle of Rodes" is used in a legal document as late as 1646. Dutch maps as early as 1659 call the island "Red Island". Roger Williams was a theologian, forced out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, seeking religious and political tolerance, he and others founded Providence Plantation as a free proprietary colony. "Providence" referred to the concept of divine providence, "plantation" was an English term for a colony. "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" is the longest official name of any state in the Union. In recent years, the word plantation in the state's name became a contested issue, the Rhode Island General Assembly voted on June 25, 2009 to hold a general referendum determining whether "and Providence Plantations" would be dropped from the official name.
Advocates for excising plantation claimed that the word symbolized an alleged legacy of disenfranchisement for many Rhode Islanders, as well as the proliferation of slavery in the colonies and in the post-colonial United States. Rhode Island abolished slavery in 1652, but the law was not enforced and, by the early 18th century, it was "the epicenter of the North American slave trade", according to the Brown Daily Herald. Advocates for retaining the name argued that plantation was an archaic synonym for colony and bore no relation to slavery; the referendum election was held on November 2, 2010, the people voted overwhelmingly to retain the entire original name. In 1636, Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious views, he settled at the top of Narragansett Bay on land sold or given to him by Narragansett sachem Canonicus, he named the site Providence Plantations, "having a sense of God's merciful providence unto me in my distress", it became a place of religious freedom where all were welcome.
In 1638, Anne Hutchinson, William Coddington, John Clarke, Philip Sherman, other religious dissenters settled on Aquidneck Island, purchased from the local tribes who called it Pocasset. This settlement was governed by the Portsmouth Compact; the southern part of the island became the separate settlement of Newport after disagreements among the founders. Samuel Gorton purchased lands at Shawomet in 1642 from the Narragansetts, precipitating a dispute with the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1644, Providence and Newport united for their common independence as the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, governed by an elected council and "president". Gorton received a separate charter for his settlement in 1648 which he named Warwick after his patron. Brown University was founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, it was one of nine Colonial colleges granted charters before the American Revolution, but was the first college in America to accept students regardless of religious affilia
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is a U. S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp; the newspaper is published in online. The Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, Charles Bergstresser; the Wall Street Journal is one of the largest newspapers in the United States by circulation, with a circulation of about 2.475 million copies as of June 2018, compared with USA Today's 1.7 million. The Journal publishes the luxury news and lifestyle magazine WSJ, launched as a quarterly but expanded to 12 issues as of 2014. An online version was launched in 1996, accessible only to subscribers since it began; the newspaper is notable for its award-winning news coverage, has won 37 Pulitzer Prizes. The editorial pages of the Journal are conservative in their position. The"Journal" editorial board has promoted fringe views on the science of climate change, acid rain, ozone depletion, as well as on the health harms of second-hand smoke and asbestos.
The first products of Dow Jones & Company, the publisher of the Journal, were brief news bulletins, nicknamed "flimsies", hand-delivered throughout the day to traders at the stock exchange in the early 1880s. They were aggregated in a printed daily summary called the Customers' Afternoon Letter. Reporters Charles Dow, Edward Jones, Charles Bergstresser converted this into The Wall Street Journal, published for the first time on July 8, 1889, began delivery of the Dow Jones News Service via telegraph. In 1896, The "Dow Jones Industrial Average" was launched, it was the first of several indices of bond prices on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1899, the Journal's Review & Outlook column, which still runs today, appeared for the first time written by Charles Dow. Journalist Clarence Barron purchased control of the company for US$130,000 in 1902. Barron and his predecessors were credited with creating an atmosphere of fearless, independent financial reporting—a novelty in the early days of business journalism.
In 1921, Barron's, the United States's premier financial weekly, was founded. Barron died in 1928, a year before Black Tuesday, the stock market crash that affected the Great Depression in the United States. Barron's descendants, the Bancroft family, would continue to control the company until 2007; the Journal took its modern shape and prominence in the 1940s, a time of industrial expansion for the United States and its financial institutions in New York. Bernard Kilgore was named managing editor of the paper in 1941, company CEO in 1945 compiling a 25-year career as the head of the Journal. Kilgore was the architect of the paper's iconic front-page design, with its "What's News" digest, its national distribution strategy, which brought the paper's circulation from 33,000 in 1941 to 1.1 million at the time of Kilgore's death in 1967. Under Kilgore, in 1947, the paper won its first Pulitzer Prize for William Henry Grimes's editorials. In 1967, Dow Jones Newswires began a major expansion outside of the United States that put journalists in every major financial center in Europe, Latin America and Africa.
In 1970, Dow Jones bought the Ottaway newspaper chain, which at the time comprised nine dailies and three Sunday newspapers. The name was changed to "Dow Jones Local Media Group".1971 to 1997 brought about a series of launches and joint ventures, including "Factiva", The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Wall Street Journal Europe, the WSJ.com website, Dow Jones Indexes, MarketWatch, "WSJ Weekend Edition". In 2007, News Corp. acquired Dow Jones. WSJ. A luxury lifestyle magazine, was launched in 2008. A complement to the print newspaper, The Wall Street Journal Online, was launched in 1996 and has allowed access only by subscription from the beginning. In 2003, Dow Jones began to integrate reporting of the Journal's print and online subscribers together in Audit Bureau of Circulations statements. In 2007, it was believed to be the largest paid-subscription news site on the Web, with 980,000 paid subscribers. Since online subscribership has fallen, due in part to rising subscription costs, was reported at 400,000 in March 2010.
In May 2008, an annual subscription to the online edition of The Wall Street Journal cost $119 for those who do not have subscriptions to the print edition. By June 2013, the monthly cost for a subscription to the online edition was $22.99, or $275.88 annually, excluding introductory offers. On November 30, 2004, Oasys Mobile and The Wall Street Journal released an app that would allow users to access content from the Wall Street Journal Online via their mobile phones. Many of The Wall Street Journal news stories are available through free online newspapers that subscribe to the Dow Jones syndicate. Pulitzer Prize–winning stories from 1995 are available free on the Pulitzer web site. In September 2005, the Journal launched a weekend edition, delivered to all subscribers, which marked a return to Saturday publication after a lapse of some 50 years; the move was designed in part to attract more consumer advertising. In 2005, the Journal reported a readership profile of about 60 percent top management, an average income of $191,000, an average household net worth of $2.1 million, an average age of 55.
In 2007, the Journal launched a worldwide expansion of its website to include major foreign-language editions. The p
Johnson & Wales University
Johnson & Wales University is a private career-oriented university with its main campus in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded as a business school in 1914 by Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales, JWU has 12,930 students enrolled in business, arts & sciences, culinary arts, engineering, equine management and engineering technology programs across its campuses; the university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Johnson & Wales Business School was founded in September 1914 in Rhode Island. Founders Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales met as students at Pennsylvania State Normal School in Pennsylvania. Years both were teaching at Bryant and Stratton business school in Providence when they decided to team up and open a business school; the school opened with one typewriter on Hope Street in Providence. The school soon moved to a larger site on Olney Street, moved downtown to 36 Exchange Street to better serve returning soldiers after World War I.
The curriculum in the early part of the 20th Century included bookkeeping, shorthand and Mathematics. The school admitted both women. In June 1947, founders Johnson and Wales, facing old age and illness, sold Johnson & Wales Business School to partners Edward Triangelo and Morris Gaebe. At this time the school had 100 students. Triangelo and Gaebe served as co-directors; the school earned national accreditation in 1954. In 1960, Johnson & Wales was accredited as a junior college; the school became a registered nonprofit organization in 1963. Edward P. Triangolo served as the college's first president from 1963 to 1969. Morris Gaebe served as president from 1969-1989, Chancellor. Gaebe introduced the hospitality program despite skepticism from the college's board. Enrollment in the program grew from 141 students in 1973 to 3,000 in 1983; the school's culinary programs became renowned. The college became Johnson & Wales University in 1988, known informally as JWU. By 2016, the university had 16,000 students and more than 2400 employees across campuses in four cities.
Degree programs were offered in business, culinary arts and sciences, education, physician assistant studies and design. Johnson & Wales University operates campuses in four locations: The founding Providence, Rhode Island campus housing JWU's business and technology programs with a subsidiary campus housing JWU's culinary and graduate programs in Cranston, Rhode Island North Miami, Florida Denver, Colorado Charlotte, North Carolina Two previous campuses in Charleston, South Carolina and Norfolk, were consolidated into the Charlotte campus, starting in September 2003 and ending in May 2006 with the closures of the Norfolk and Charleston campuses. JWU has four academic units at four of its different campuses: the College of Business, the College of Culinary Arts, the Hospitality College, the College of Arts & Sciences; the Providence Downcity campus is home to the College of Business, the Hospitality College, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Technology. This campus is home to several additional academic units: the Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School and the College of Culinary Arts.
It has the School of Education, which offers specialized master's and doctoral degree programs. Students just entering the field can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching, current teachers can earn a Masters of Education degree. For current teachers who want to advance their degree, there is a doctoral program where they can earn their Ed. D. Johnson & Wales University offers 11 online bachelor's degrees and nine online master's degree programs. Johnson & Wales University is well known for its culinary arts program, but was first founded as business and hospitality programs; the university is the largest food service educator in the world. JWU is one of the top three hospitality colleges, according to the 2010 rankings released by the American Universities Admissions Program, which ranks American universities according to their international reputation. JWU is home to the 39th largest college of business in the United States; the university offers a wide variety of degrees, including Accounting, Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Equine Studies/Equine Business Management & Riding, Marketing, Criminal Justice, Hotel & Lodging Management, Sports/Entertainment/Event Management.
The Providence Downcity campus offers two- and four-year degree programs in areas of technology such as network engineering, electronics & robotics engineering, computer programming, health science, graphic design. JWU's academic year is divided into three trimesters, each 11 weeks long, where the standard fall and spring semesters are replaced with fall and spring trimesters. With the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, JWU is offering all graduate degree programs, except for the master’s level education programs, on a semester calendar; the conversion to semesters will be completed in fall of 2020 for all undergraduate, continuing education and master’s level education programs offered at the university. Classes are offered during the summer months, creating a fourth academic period; this results in an earlier spring break and a typical summer break from May to September. During fall and spring terms, students usuall
Salve Regina University
Salve Regina University is a private, non-profit, comprehensive university located in the city of Newport, Rhode Island and is affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy. Founded in 1934, Salve is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the university enrolls more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U. S. and around the world. For 2019, U. S. News & World Report ranked Salve Regina 28th in the Best Colleges-Regional Universities category. In 2018, Salve was ranked as the 18th'Most Transformative College' in the United States by Money Magazine. Salve is regarded for its beautiful 80-acre historical campus, bordering Newport Cliff Walk in the State of Rhode Island, set on seven contiguous Gilded Age estates with 21 structures of historic significance. In 2002, Salve Regina became the first New England institution to receive a Getty Grant Program award to develop a campus heritage preservation plan. In 2018, Salve was ranked as one of the'50 Most Beautiful Colleges in America' by Architectural Digest magazine.
Salve is a member of the NCAA Division III and in 2018 more than 460 of its students participate in intercollegiate athletics, representing a participation rate of 17% of the total student body. The university has an endowment of $59.9 million as of July 2017. An extensive number of notable senior U. S. military leaders are alumni of Salve, this is due its close proximity to the U. S. Naval War College and special matriculation agreements that exist between the two institutions. In December 2018, Kelli Amstrong was announced as the new incoming President of Salve, with her term starting in June 2019. On March 6, 1934, the state of Rhode Island granted a charter to the Sisters of Mercy of Providence for a corporation to be named Salve Regina College; the charter specified that the college would exist "to promote virtue, piety and learning". In 1947 the corporation received the gift of Ochre Court, a 50-room Newport mansion, admitted its first class of 58 students in the autumn of that year; the college's first president was Mother Mary Matthew Doyle, the first Mother Provincial of the Sisters of Mercy of Providence.
During the 1950s Salve Regina added two more buildings to its campus. Moore Hall built in 1890, was donated to the college in 1955 by Cornelius Moore, a former Newport mayor and chairman of Salve Regina's original Board of Trustees. McCauley Hall the Vinland Estate, was donated to the college in 1955 by the daughter of Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly. By 2000, Salve Regina's campus had expanded to 60 acres and included 18 buildings of historical significance; the university received an Historic Preservation Award from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission in 2000 for its work in the preservation and "sensitive adaptation" of the buildings and the 1999 National Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A women's college, Salve Regina became coeducational in 1973, added graduate programs in 1975 and achieved university status in 1991; the changes came about during the tenure of its longest-serving president, Sister Lucille McKillop, who headed the institution from 1973 until 1994.
During that time Salve Regina went from 1000 students studying nine majors to over 2300 students studying 25 majors. The Ph. D. program was accredited in 1995 and the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy was established in 1996. Salve Regina University offers associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a wide variety of majors; the university has two PhD programs focusing on the humanities. Salve Regina is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges with additional accreditation from other bodies for its professional programs such as business studies, visual arts, education and social work. According to the university, in the three years prior to 2016, it received an average of 5,000 yearly applications, of which 3,000 students were admitted from 35 US states and 20 other countries. Admission to the nursing program is more selective, with 40 percent of nursing applications accepted. There are a number of study abroad programs. Financial aid is offered through a variety of grants, scholarships and part-time work-study employment.
Some of the programs are funded by outside others funded by the university itself. The university participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program to provide educational funding for veterans and their families. Named for Sister Therese Antone, president of Salve Regina from 1994-2009, the Antone Academic Center for Culture and the Arts houses facilities for several academic departments and programs, including art and historic preservation and music and dance, it was completed in 2008 and involved combining and restoring the carriage house and stable complexes of two historic buildings—Wetmore Hall, belonging to Chateau-sur-Mer, Mercy Hall belonging to Ochre Court. McAuley Hall, named after Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, was the main building of the Vinland Estate built in 1882 for the tobacco heiress Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, it was acquired by the university in 1955 and served as a residence hall and library. It now houses academic department offices. Named for Sister Lucille McKillop, president of Salve Regina from 1973 to 1994, the McKillop Library is the university's main library.
It was built in 1991 and holds 150,000 volumes. Named for Sister M. Hilda Miley, Sa
Bryant University is a private university in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Until August 2004, it was known as Bryant College. Bryant has two colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the AACSB International. Bryant University was founded in 1863 as a branch of a national school which taught bookkeeping and methods of business communication and was named after founders, John Collins Bryant and Henry Beadman Bryant; this chain of schools is called Bryant & Stratton College. In 1916, the Rhode Island branch was merged with the Rhode Island Commercial School. Classes for Bryant and Stratton College were held in the now demolished Butler Exchange building located in downtown Providence, at 111 Westminster Street on Kennedy Plaza. Bryant became non-profit in 1949 and offered its first master's program in 1969. From August 1, 1935 to 1971, Bryant College of Business Administration campus was located on College Hill near Brown University.
Housed first at "South Hall" at the corner of Hope Street and Young Orchard Avenue, formally Hope Hospital, the college expanded into neighboring buildings. The "South Hall" building was the 19th century home of a manufacturing family Sprague; when the school relocated to Smithfield, it sold the Providence campus to Brown University. The property, 26 buildings on 10 acres of land, became known as Brown's East Campus; the former South Hall became home to Brown's music department, is now called the Orwig Music Center. In October 1967, Earl S. Tupper and inventor of Tupperware, donated his 428-acre hillside estate to Bryant College for the creation of the new campus. To thank Tupper for his generous gift, Bryant named the campus after him and awarded him a second degree, an honorary Ph. D. in Humane Letters. In 1971, the University moved to the new campus; the famous Bryant Archway was relocated. The old Emin Homestead and Captain Joseph Mowry homestead occupied much of the land that makes up the present day Smithfield campus.
The land was purchased and farmed for three generations between the late 19th century and the mid-20th century. Today, many descendants of the original Emin settlers still live near the Bryant campus; the school claims a handful of family members as alumni and offers a scholarship for accounting students as a tribute to the Emin family. Historical pictures of the Emin Homestead can still be found in the Alumni house. Students at Bryant have a particular way of symbolizing the completion of their education: walking through the archway; the story of the archway dates back to 1875. Isaac Gifford Ladd, an associate of Charles M. Schwab and a famous U. S. steel tycoon, constructed a one million dollar building which contained the iron arch on Young Orchard Avenue on the east side of Providence. This building was meant to be a sign of his endearment to his newlywed wife. However, his wife expressed hatred for the structure, named after her, he took this as a personal rejection, Ladd took his own life.
The building remained unoccupied until Thomas Marsden transformed it into Hope Hospital, part of Bryant College. To provide more space for classes, an addition was constructed and Hope Hospital was renamed South Hall. Four years prior to the school's move from Providence to Smithfield, the wrought-iron arch at the entrance to South Hall was transported to the new campus. Today, the archway remains the only physical link to the Providence campus. After the archway was transferred from the old campus, students began to avoid passing through this out-of-place structure; as a rumor had it, walking through the archway before graduation mysteriously jeopardized chances of graduating. Since this is quite a large price to pay for not following tradition, most students opted not to take the chance, which has resulted in worn paths around the arch; this tradition has shaped the behavior of thousands of Bryant University students on Tupper campus for the past 30 years, has become a focal point in the legend and mystique of Bryant.
The Bryant Seal represents the educational mission of its worldwide implications. The central symbol is an ellipsoid globe with quills on each side to signify the traditional emblem of communication in business. In the center, behind the globe, is a torch symbolizing liberty, the spirit of free inquiry, academic freedom, learning; the Archway, forming the background for the globe and quills, is a University landmark affectionately and superstitiously by Bryant alumni. The Latin motto expresses the purpose of the University: "Cognitio. Virtus. Successus." – Which means Knowledge. Character. Success; the original Latin motto has remained unchanged and has been translated into the university's current day motto, The Character of Success. Ronald K. Machtley is the eighth president of Bryant University; the president is the chief executive officer of the college and is responsible for the success of the college's mission in providing superior academic programs and research. Theodore Stowell, 1863–1916 Henry L. Jacobs, 1916–1961 E. Gardner Jacobs, 1961–1970 Schyler Hosler, 1969–1970 Harry F. Everts, 1970–1976 William T. O'Hara, 1976–1989 William E. Trueheart, 1989–1996 Hon. Ronald K. Machtley, 1996–present Bryant continued to grow after the move to Smithfield, but began to face serious problems starting in the early 1990s.
Nationwide, the number of students applying to college had dropped precipitously, Bryant was no exception. Applications and interest in the college were way down and enrollment had dropped to below 2,000 students. Three of the school's 16 dormitories sat empty. Although the campus was clean