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Incoming Editor-in-Chief announces editors

| Sunday, February 9, 2014

Six new editors will join The Observer’s Editorial Board in 2014-15 and one current editor will retain her spot, incoming Editor-in-Chief Ann Marie Jakubowski announced Friday.

Sophomores Lesley Stevenson, Mary Green, Wei Lin and Gabriela Leskur and juniors Allie Tollaksen and Keri O’Mara will assume positions on the Editorial Board after Spring Break. Junior Kelly Konya will continue as Saint Mary’s Editor, no longer interim.

Stevenson, a resident of Breen-Phillips Hall and native of Memphis, Tenn., will serve as News Editor. Majoring in film, television and theatre with a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy, Stevenson joined The Observer in fall 2012 and has since covered this year’s ND Forum on Women in Leadership and the 2014 student government election.

Green hails from Tampa, Fla., and lives in Pangborn Hall. She majors in film, television and theatre and English, with a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy. Green will serve as Sports Editor after covering women’s basketball and men’s swimming and spending the past year as Interhall Editor.

Lin, a resident of Knott Hall and native of New York, will serve as Photo Editor. He majors in accounting, economics and Chinese and joined The Observer as a photographer in November 2012. He became a nightly photo editor in March 2013 and also writes for the News department intermittently.

Leskur will take over as Viewpoint Editor. A native of Cleveland, and resident of Farley Hall, she majors in the Program of Liberal Studies with an anthropology minor. Leskur currently writes for The Observer’s Scene Department, including a popular recurring column titled “Gabriela’s Double Dog Dare.”

Tollaksen, from Racine, Wis., majors in psychology and minors in poverty studies. The Farley Hall resident will be Scene Editor after joining the staff last year and serving as Associate Scene Editor this semester.

O’Mara, a resident of Welsh Family Hall, will serve as Graphics Editor. Hailing from Albany, N.Y., she majors in graphic design and minors in peace studies. O’Mara has done design work for the Arts and Letters Office of Communication, Scholastic Magazine, Junior Class Council and the student peace conference.

Konya will continue as Saint Mary’s Editor. The Le Mans Hall resident and Twinsburg, Ohio, native majors in English writing and English literature and has experience as Associate Saint Mary’s Editor last semester and current interim editor.



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