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Trash Talk

People pick up all our waste and sort through all our recycling at TaylorBy Becca Robb | Echo

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Grace Roselyn Kerlin (Middle) with Marylou and Eugene Habecker at the Kerlin Award ceremony in 2016.

Remembering Rosie

Taylor celebrates the life of Grace Roselyn Kerlin, visionary and friendBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Contributor This week, Taylor University remembers the life of former Chairwoman of Board of Trustees Grace Roselyn Kerlin (’55), or “Rosie,” who died Friday, April 21, after a battle with leukemia. Kerlin, the first female […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Graphic by Derek Bender

Maintaining Taylor brick by brick

How Taylor’s maintenance and facility budgets workBy Annabelle Blair | Echo In January, the door of the women’s restroom in Zondervan Library went missing for a few weeks; in February, the English laundry room flooded three times in one day; in March, chunks of roof shingles littered the ground around […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
A brief but powerful wind storm blew into Upland last night, knocking out power across campus and throughout the south side of Upland. (Provided by: Nicole Skandalaris)

A stormy night

Taylor lost power in a recent wind stormBy Jeff Grogan | Echo Dark clouds formed a threatening front as a major storm system approached Taylor’s campus around 8:30 last night. The brief but violent wind storm knocked down a tree that damaged a transformer on East Berry street, causing power outages […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Kathy Bruner, assistant professor of media communication, finishing her master’s degree in Filmmaking at Vermont College of Fine Arts (photo provided by Kathy Bruner).

(Re)searching for summer

A look ahead to summer research projects on campusBy Hope Bollinger | Echo For most students, research projects end during finals week, but during the last week of May, some students and faculty will start summer-long research projects at Taylor. Jessica Vanderploeg, assistant professor of biology, will stare at fruit flies […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Armila Francis (‘14) started the Taylor garden in 2013 and served as the garden manager. Brian Donovan (‘14) Libby Wagner (‘14) worked on the garden with Francis to complete their environmental science internships.

Opportunities in a land of corn

Armila Francis shares her journey to teachingBy Brooke McKenzie | Contributor Each puff of breath marked a moment Armila Francis drew closer to the farmhouse. As she pedaled the 2.7 miles it took to reach Victory Acre Farms in the middle of an Indiana January, her determination and excitement grew. […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Senior Mitchell Mays’ research applies facial recognition methods to malware classification (photo by Hannah Bolds).

Computer science major to present senior research

Mitchell Mays will share malware classification program By Emily Rachelle Russell | Contributor Computer science senior Mitchell Mays will present his research on malware classification at two cybersecurity events in Indiana this April. Purdue University hosted their annual Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) symposium […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sophomore Micah Stewart reads sophomore Chrysa Keenon’s poetry. Her words tie God’s romantic character to the romanticism found in nature (photo by Abigail Roberts).

A snapshot of Creation Care Week at Taylor

Students engage in activities to celebrate creation  Compiled by Annabelle Blair and Abigail Roberts This week sustainability assistants hosted Creation Care Week to celebrate God’s handiwork. Several environmentally friendly activities and events throughout the week encouraged students to engage with and appreciate nature.   Wednesday Junior Andrew Hoff and two […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
“We were getting close to spending about the same amount of money on (turbine) repairs and care that we were getting in utility value,” Ron Sutherland, vice president for business administration, said (photo by Mindy Wildman).

The fate of Taylor’s “Olson Twins”

University must fix or remove non-operative wind turbines By Annabelle Blair | Echo Taylor’s wind turbines—fondly nicknamed “the Olson Twins” because of their location outside Olson Hall—have not operated for nearly six weeks because of safety issues. A routine inspection on February 20 revealed a cracked and worn connector between […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Freshman Chin Yi Oh expresses her feelings toward next year’s tuition raise (photo by Ruth Orellana).

Tuition increases for 2017-18

Students will pay 4.5 percent more for a year at TaylorBy Braden Ochs | Echo Taylor will increase costs for the 2017–18 school year by 4.5 percent. According to the financial aid office, this means the price for a year at Taylor, including room and board, will be $42,130, as […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News