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Observer elects new ed board

Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Eight new editors will join The Observer’s Editorial Board for the 2011-12 year, incoming Editor-in-Chief Douglas Farmer announced Monday.

Junior Caitlin Housley, sophomores Megan Doyle, Sam Stryker, Allan Joseph and Brandon Keelean and freshman Meghan Thomassen will join the Editorial Board in their new positions after Spring Break.

Pat Coveney and Maija Gustin, both juniors, will take their new positions in the fall when they return from studying abroad.

Doyle, a resident of Lyons Hall, and Stryker, of Knott Hall, will serve as co-news editors.

A native of South Bend, Doyle currently serves as Associate News Editor and has covered the student government beat for most of the last year. She is an English major with minors in French and Francophone Studies and Journalism, Ethics and Democracy.

Stryker is a Television major with a minor in European Studies. He is from New Canaan, Conn. Sryker covered Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District race between Jackie Walorski and Joe Donnelly.

Joseph will serve as sports editor. A resident of St. Edward’s Hall, Joseph has worked for the department since his freshman year and covered Bengal Bouts, the national runners-up men’s lacrosse team last spring and this fall’s national champion women’s soccer team. Joseph is pursuing a double major in Economics and Pre-professional Studies. He is originally from Dublin, Ohio.

A resident of Le Mans Hall from Hazard, Ky., Housley has covered Saint Mary’s news since her freshman year.

Thomassen, hailing from Rowley, Mass., will take over the Viewpoint department. She is a resident of Pasquerilla East Hall.

Gustin will join the Editorial Board as the Scene editor. Gustin, currently spending the semester studying abroad in London, has already contributed to The Observer from overseas, covering the red carpet at the Orange British Academy Film Awards Saturday. She is from Chicago and is majoring in English and Film, Television and Theatre with a concentration in Film.

Coveney is also spending the semester participating in Notre Dame’s London Program, but will assume the role of photo editor in the fall. A Political Science major from Keough Hall, Coveney has covered the Irish women’s soccer program’s two trips to the College Cups in the last two years. He is from Geneva, Ill.

Keelean will serve as Graphics editor. He is a Graphic Design major from Holland, Mich.

The other editors previously selected for the Editorial Board include Managing Editor Sarah Mervosh, and Assistant Managing Editors Adriana Pratt and Chris Masoud, in addition to Farmer.