News is back in black and white
Highlighter & Laureate,
University’s long-standing student-run newspaper, The
Varsity News (VN), has returned to ink this fall.
inaugural issue, October 13, is a reminder of a long and wonderful
tradition,” says John Staudenmaier, S.J., interim dean of
the College of Liberal Arts & Education. “I am proud to
have the VN associated with the College.”
In recent years, the newspaper had experienced inconsistent publication,
but the Communication Studies Department has taken the VN under
its wing. Adjunct journalism Professor Craig Farrand serves as the
faculty advisor. Farrand teaches news writing and feature writing
courses and has more than 20 years of professional journalism experience.
Adjunct design and layout Professor Arthur Lee and adjunct photography
Professor Rita Tinetti ’02, are also involved in production.
Second-year CST major Amanda Bley serves as the student editor.
Currently, an editorial board has been established that comprises
of students, faculty/staff, alumni and journalism professionals.
This board will develop news and advertising policies and address
ongoing editorial policy decisions. The newspaper’s office
is on the ground floor of the Student Center.
Below are the new editorial board members:
Amanda Bley, Managing Editor, VN (student)
Vivian Dicks, Professor, CST (Dept whciar when
VN first came to CST)
Scott Held '95, Editor, Heritage Press
Michael Houdyshill, Director Student Life
Clint Hirst, Professor, English
Lenore Johnson, Feture Editor, VN (student)
Maureen McDonald, Adjunct Professor, CST Media
Ethics and free-lance writer for Free Press, Detroit News and other
Charles Pugh, Newscaster Fox 2
Monica Thom, Associate Editor, VN (student)
Rita Tinetti '02, Adjunct Professor, CST Photography
Dan Shine, Staff Writer, Detroit Free Press (will
be adjunct teacher of CST New Writing in Fall 2004).