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Thursday, May 29, 2008

News, Actions and Events

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How can education be improved at Art Center?

A discussion on the future of education at Art Center. How can education be improved? What is working well, what is not? How is Art Center falling behind other schools and art and design trends? What are the most important things to change about Art Center?

What are your biggest concerns?

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Nate Young erased from Legacy Circle photo

Update: The Image was restored to its original state with Nate in the picture - which proves it was removed in the first place.

UPDATE2: Iris Gelt, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications applogized for the erasure of Nate's image.

Iris Gelt said...
We sincerely regret the removal of Nate Young's image from the Legacy Circle section of the web site. In the confusion of recent events, this was indeed an error that occurred while quick adjustments were being made to staff lists and images. As you know, the correct, original image was immediately replaced and will of course remain on the site for the usual cycle of rotation that pertains to all images.

We would never wish to diminish in any way Nate's significant contributions to Art Center. We truly honor the work of the Legacy Circle and hope that it will continue to flourish under the dedicated leadership of Stan Kong and Ramone Munoz.

If anyone has any other questions, I encourage you to contact me directly, at iris.gelt@artcenter.edu.

JUNE 4, 2008 3:29 PM

Cross posted from Nathan's site - Image at the bottom of the post

Originally posted by:

Stan Kong
Co-Chair, Legacy Circle
Alum and Faculty

Page in question: http://www.artcenter.edu/legacycircle/

To the office or persons responsible for the cropping of the Legacy Circle photograph on the Art Center homepage.

There is a photo on the Art Center Homepage under “Check it out”. It is a photo of Left to Right: Richard Holbrook, Wayne Hunt, Stan Kong, Ramone Munoz and Kristine Bowne. The picture was taken at Richard Holbrook’s Legacy Circle fundraising party for student scholarships. Nate Young was originally in the photograph next to Kristine Bowne. Nate was cropped out of the photo last week.

This was very disrespectful to Nate Young, an alum and member of Legacy Circle, myself and co-chair Ramone Munoz, the development office and all the members of our group. Nate joined our cause with a generous gift towards student scholarships, was very supportive of our efforts and encouraged many others to join and contribute.

I am very troubled by this action. It doesn’t make it any easier to fundraise, particularly in this economic climate. It sends the message that you can give to the college but we may not appreciate it. We are all volunteers and need as much support from the college community as possible.

Go to the homepage:


Click on the photograph and it will bring you to the Legacy Circle page. Whoever cropped the photo forgot to delete Nate’s name from the description of those in the original photograph located below to the right:

Top Left: Left to Right:
Richard Holbrook, Wayne Hunt,
Stan Kong, Ramone Munoz,
Nate Young, Kristine Bowne

The Legacy Circle Committee deserves an explanation from those that are responsible.

Stan Kong
Co-Chair, Legacy Circle
Alum and Faculty