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14 2015

» Courtesy ALEXIS ELLERS ‘08

NFL Draft punts graduation back to The Chicago Theatre CAMPUS EDITOR

A “DOMINO EFFECT” of scheduling issues stemming from the return of the NFL Draft to Chicago next spring is causing Columbia to reverse field and send its 2016 commencement ceremonies back to the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., instead of Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theater, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success. The venue swap, which was announced to graduating students in a Dec. 9 email, will only be in

effect for this year, with subsequent commencement ceremonies to be held at the Auditorium, Kelly said. The NFL Draft’s presence in Chicago led to multiple scheduling conflicts, including issues with the Joffrey Ballet, which is scheduled to host a “Cinderella” performance at the Auditorium Theater, 50 E. Congress Parkway, during Columbia’s ceremony dates. Kelly added that the theater took advantage of a clause that allows Roosevelt to temporarily opt out of its contract with the college if necessary. He said because of the college’s protections within

SEE COMMENCEMENT, PAGE 10

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The Columbia Chronicle, December 14, 2015  
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