The Rex Reports Newsletter
To maintain open communication with alumni and students in the early years of the College, the Rex Reports newsletter—Rex for Regents External Degree Program —began in spring 1976.
In the first issue, Director Donald J. Nolan called Rex Reports an “extra effort” meant to make communication between students, faculty, and administrators more seamless. Published four times a year, the newsletter contained information about degree options, test dates, student spotlights, alumni news, Commencement information, questions from readers, and news specific to the College.
Rex Reports lasted in its form for nearly 20 years before the inaugural issue of Live & Learn was published in winter 1995. Over time and as student communication shifted to email, Live & Learn moved from a newsletter to a printed magazine format. It began including more editorial content, like human interest stories and feature articles, and was mailed to students and alumni. Then, in fall 2014, Live & Learn became the magazine that many are familiar with today, Excelsior College Magazine. The magazine is shared with alumni, students, and friends of the College.
Together with the Life at Excelsior College blog, the magazine keeps members of the Excelsior community informed about the people, programs, and progress of the College.