RISD loves LOVECRAFT
When I was a student at RISD, I was aware of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft and loosely knew the mythos he created being a fantasy and sci-fi fan. But it wasn't until years later living in Los Angeles that I actually read any of his work and discovered that Providence was Lovecraft's hometown and the setting for many of his stories - which included familiar RISD campus locations.
Thankfully, my Alma Mater no longer lets this kind of ignorance happen. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward was assigned summer reading for this year's incoming freshman. For more details click here.