This article was written by the Belmont Vision’s faculty adviser Dorren Robinson.
Sophomore journalism major Riley Wallace has been named editor of the Belmont Vision.
Wallace replaces Kirk Bado, who has been charged with violating Belmont’s Substance- Free Community policy and the Community Commitments Policy dealing with individual worth. The charges stem from an off-campus party held at a house Bado, a junior, shares with other Belmont students.
In addition to the individual charges, the fraternity Bado belongs to, Phi Kappa Tau is also facing sanctions as a result of the party.
Belmont has placed the fraternity on institutional probation and has suspended it from certain on- and off- campus programming rights until May 1, 2016, said Amy Coles, director of Student Engagement and Leadership Development.
In addition, the fraternity’s officers, which include president Tatum Tummins, brotherhood chair Dave Koenecke and membership orientation officer Bado will be removed from office.
In the interest of full disclosure, Bado was placed on suspension from the Vision last week and he will remain on suspension until the outcome of the Community Accountability Process. Bado has filed an appeal.
Others changing positions at the Vision are: Brooklyn Penn, a sophomore, will move up from copy editor to senior news writer. Sam Cowan, a senior, will assist Emily Proud, also a senior, in serving as sports editor. Rebecca Arnold, a junior, will rejoin the editorial staff as copy editor.
Dorren Robinson Faculty adviser for the Vision