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December 2020
Season’s Greetings RISD Alumni!

2020 will be a year that all of us remember in our own way. We were presented with what seemed like an endless stream of challenges and opportunities, unfolding in ways we never could have imagined a year ago. We have never used the word “unprecedented” so many times, or about so many different things.

And yet here we are, and here is RISD—intact, resilient and going about its business of educating the brightest artists and designers in the world. I am grateful the college has given us all something to rely on amid so much change.

Like you, I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Roger Mandle, the 15th president of RISD. He was a true champion for RISD and its alumni. He will be sorely missed.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and creative 2021, the Year of the Ox.

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Remembering Roger Mandle  
An academic leader, educator, art historian, head of major museums, painter and former member of the National Committee for Education Standards in the Arts and the National Council on the Arts, RISD’s 15th president devoted his life to arts, culture and humanities education.
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Momentum Magazine
Read more about RISD’s extraordinary students, alumni, families, patrons and friends. Momentum is a biannual magazine that explores how people are making a difference through philanthropy and service.
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What have you founded?
Surveys tell us that nearly half of RISD alumni start up their own firms or organizations (that’s a huge proportion). We want to know what you’ve founded! Visit today to let us know.
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Choosing a major, 2020 style
RISD learning environments are de-densified, but the decision about what to study can still be intense. This fall, departments across campus virtually opened their doors to help first-year students choose a major.
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risd:store — risd:sale
Trying to find the perfect gift for a fellow artist or designer? The risd:store is ready to help you get ready for the holidays. Visit their website and use a special discount code (HOL15AL) to save 15% on all qualified items.
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RISD + Brown = MADE
A new RISD + Brown Master of Arts in Design Engineering program combines the best minds on College Hill. The intensive, 11-month residential program combines creativity, analysis, and novel research to train students for small- and large-scale challenges. Join the info session on Friday, December 4 at noon to learn more. Applications are due on February 1, 2021.
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Get (or Give) a RISD Mask
It’s not too late to get—or give—a RISD-branded face mask by December 31. Make a first-time gift of $50 or increase your annual gift by $50 to get your own; give $100+ and we'll surprise a student with one.
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RISD Network
Did you know you can send messages to former classmates through the RISD Network? Reconnect with old friends, or connect with new talent at RISD by completing your registration today.
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Upcoming Club + Affinity Events

Thu, December 3
Club of DC Show + Tell: Bruce Werfel on COVID-19 Lab Design

Thu, December 17
Club of Chicago Virtual Tour of Luft Balloons with Elaine Frei

Sat, December 19
Club of Miami The Anti-Social Social

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