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Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts.

Faculty and students weigh in on the appointment of ‘new’ dean Rosita Sands

February 20, 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience at the college, leadership skills and a focus on integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into the curriculum, Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine an...

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

January 21, 2020

After more than a year of an interim dean in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, the college is conducting an internal search for a permanent replacement. The role was formerly occupied by Onye Ozuzu...

Rosita Sands promoted to interim dean for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

By Blaise Mesa, Managing Editor

June 22, 2018

The college announced Music Department Chair Rosita Sands has been named interim dean for School of Fine and Performing Arts, according to a June 20 email sent to faculty and staff from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Sands will replace Onye Ozuzu, who accepted a position at the College of the Arts at University of Florida, Gainesville, last month, as reported May 30 by The Chronicle. In her 18 years at Columbia, Sands...

Arrangements for Rejoicing in Romance

By Sponsored Content

June 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I are celebrating our 1-year anniversary together. Yay! I want to get him a gift, and I want to keep it small (because we live in dorms) but tasteful. I’ve looked through all sorts of ideas, but I want something out-of-the-ordinary that would make a good anniversary gift. Any suggestions? Anniversary gifts can be tricky, especially for a first anniversary. As a college student, whole taxonomies of gifts won’t...

CBMR founder, provost remembered for work, kindness, legacy

Samuel A. Floyd Jr., former interim vice president of Student Affairs and provost, academic dean, and founder and director of the Center for Black Music Research, died July 11.

By Managing Editor

July 21, 2016

Samuel A. Floyd Jr., former interim vice president of Student Affairs and provost, academic dean and most notable for founding the Center for Black Music Research, died July 11 after suffering from secon...

Lesser-Known LGBT-Inclusive Dating Apps

By Campus Reporter

February 9, 2016

"Tinder," "Bumble" and "OkCupid" are widely recognized as the go-to dating apps and websites for those looking to mingle, but LGBT people may still feel excluded when trying to use the apps. A few lesser-known apps provide users in the LGBT community with the ability to meet friends or potential significant others.1. "Hinge"This app only matches users with friends of friends. On Nov. 4, 2015, the app debuted a new feature that stimulated a convers...

Mary Blinn, former assistant to the chair of the Music Department, was known for her work as a poet, songwriter, singer and visual artist. 

College saddened by death of Music Department’s Mary Blinn

July 6, 2015

The college has announced the death of Mary Blinn, former assistant to the chair of the Music Department.Blinn died suddenly on June 25 after having taken a medical leave at the end of October 2014, which la...

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