After nearly three years of discussions and delays, the Johnson Student Center is being torn down over winter break. However, a deficit of more than $15 million remains to build its replacement, which is expected to open in 2021, officials said.
Keenan Williams is making up for lost time. Placed in a group home as a teenager, Williams says he grew up in a strict lockdown environment — limited phone calls on a payphone, quick showers, lights out early. He wasn’t encouraged to play sports, much less attend college.