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Observer appoints eight new editors

Sam Davis | Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Five new editors assumed their roles on the 2008-09 General Board positions, Editor-in-Chief Chris Hine announced Monday. Three editors are abroad, and will begin their roles in the fall of 2008.

“It’s a challenge to put out five papers per week while maintaining good grades in the classroom,” Hine said. “But I have complete faith in everyone’s ability to maintain the high standards established by outgoing editors.

The other appointments are:

Bill Brink, news editor

Mary Jesse, graphics editor

Kara King, viewpoint editor

Liz Harter, Saint Mary’s editor

Jessica Lee, photo editor

In the fall, junior Jenn Metz will take over as news editor. Brink, along with junior Dan Murphy, will become co-sports editors in the fall.

Freshman Matt Gamber and junior Fran Tolan will jointly run the sports department for the rest of the spring semester, with oversight from Hine, one of two co-sports editors since last March, and Managing Editor Jay Fitzpatrick.

Senior Tae Andrews will continue to oversee the Scene department with help from Hine. Junior Analise Lipari, who is currently abroad, will take over as Scene Editor in the fall.

Brink, a former sports writer, is a sophomore History major with a journalism, ethics and democracy minor. A resident of Fisher Hall from Edgewater, Md., Brink started working as a sports writer for The Observer in the fall of his freshman year and has covered Notre Dame women’s soccer and women’s basketball.

Murphy, a junior film, television and theater major with a minor in journalism, lived in St. Edward’s Hall before moving off-campus. He is currently studying abroad in Australia. He lives in West Hartford, Conn., and began working for The Observer in the fall of his freshman year, covering hockey and men’s soccer.

Metz, a sophomore from Cavanaugh, is currently studying in London. She is an English and Romance Languages major and has covered news for The Observer since her freshman year. She lives in Westfield, N.J.

Jesse, a junior who lives in Farley Hall, is a Graphic and Industrial Design major. She previously worked on ad and graphic design for The Observer.

King is a sophomore Accounting and Economics major who lives in Welsh Family. She lives in Houston, Tx., and was a copy editor for the Viewpoint section.

Harter is a junior from Cincinnati, Ohio, who lives in LeMans Hall. She is an English Writing major with a minor in Spanish and has written for The Observer since her freshman year. She covered the Board of Governance at Saint Mary’s and was a copy editor for the News section.

Lee is a junior Biological Sciences major who lives in Welsh Family Hall. She has been a photographer since the spring of her freshman year.