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April 30, 2015

SAIC Hosts the Graduate Design Show 2015

The exhibition features a diverse collection of works by 41 emerging designers

April 21, 2015

SAIC Names Elissa Tenny President to Succeed Walter Massey, Effective July 1, 2016

Heading into the 2015–16 academic year and the school’s 150th anniversary, the Board of Trustees provides for a seamless leadership transition when President Walter Massey assumes the position of chancellor.

April 20, 2015

Ellen and Richard Sandor Pledge More Than $1 Million for New Scholarships at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a pledge of more than $1 million from Ellen and Richard Sandor. Ellen is a multimedia artist and an alum of SAIC, having graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 1975. She received an Honorary Doctorate from SAIC in 2014. Ellen and Richard are longtime supporters of the school and its Gene Siskel Film Center.

April 16, 2015

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Announces its 2015 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipients; About the Honorees; About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program.

March 23, 2015

SAIC Announces Year-End Graduate Programming

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program.

March 19, 2015

SAIC to Host its Annual Undergraduate Exhibition

CHICAGO, IL—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced the opening of its annual Spring Undergraduate Exhibition on Saturday, March 14 at the school’s Sullivan Galleries, located at 33 South State Street, 7th floor.

February 24, 2015

The Grainger Foundation Commits $1 Million to SAIC; About the College Arts Access Program (CAAP); About the Grainger Foundation; About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program.

February 9, 2015

SAIC and CB2 Launch Student-Designed Space-Saving Collection

CHICAGO—In collaboration with the international home décor and furniture retailer CB2, 12 graduate and undergraduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Industry Projects class created a unique line of space-saving storage solutions featuring furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories now available for purchase at CB2 stores nationwide and online.

November 19, 2014

Robert and Diane Levy Give $1 Million to SAIC

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $1 million gift from Diane v. S. and Robert M. Levy. The donation will support need-based scholarships for undergraduate students, as well as the school’s Annual Fund. Available for the 2015 academic year, the gift will establish the Diane v. S. and Robert M. Levy Scholarships, supporting SAIC’s long-standing commitment to providing a world-class art and design education for all students, regardless of economic background.

November 13, 2014

Seventeen Chicago Institutions form America’s Urban Campus

CHICAGO (Nov. 13, 2014): Newly formed America’s Urban Campus® (AUC), a consortium of 17 not-for-profit Chicago-area colleges and universities, released today the results of an in-depth study on how Chicago’s higher education sector impacts the city, establishing Chicago as a global destination for higher education and post-graduate employment.

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