MCA fights virus to graduate last class

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Published: March 20, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Memphis College of Art does not have the luxury of closing temporarily because of the pandemic. The school has long planned to close permanently in May, but is now having to fight to stay open long enough to graduate the last class of its 84-year history.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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