The Daily Cardinal is about to bear witness to its second turn of the century, a truly awesome accomplishment achieved by the indisputable and invaluable labor of the thousands of staffers whose bylines and credits have graced its pages over the past 107 years.
The summer has already seen the publication of one issue--a gorgeous 16-page special edition sent directly to the homes of all of next yearís incoming freshmen--and this update is being written during the production week of our mammoth summer registration issue. The forthcoming fall registration issue makes it a three-publication summer, which hasnít been seen since before the shutdown.
On board for these issues and the year to follow are a batch of new editors. In addition to those who have served since last January--Managing Editor Colleen Jungbluth, City Editor Thomas Derpinghaus, Features Editor Jessica Laszewski and Copy Chiefs Jill Goldberg and Sarah Murray--we welcome Sports Editor Zach Maul and Photography Editor Rachel Kappelman. Furthermore, although their elections wonít be held until the start of classes, we have very strong candidates for the vacant desks who have already begun to prove themselves with the summer publications: Campus Editor candidate Danielle Corcoran, Opinion Editor candidate Laura Bruss and Arts Editor candidate Stephanie M. Kuenn.
Mr. Maul has been a mainstay on the sports page for many moons. The sports desk has always been a model for the rest of the paper in terms of not only the excellence of the final product but the quality of the process and education that led to it. Zachís alacrity and professionalism make him clearly in line to continue that tradition.
Ms. Kappelman has graced the Cardinal with a hefty stack of photos of inconceivable quality. The photo desk calls itself the UW-Madison School of Photojournalism, and rightfully so: Outstanding photography is a hallmark of the Cardinal, one earned through both passion for the medium and dedication to training and teamwork. Her abilities in all these areas are only some of the reasons why Rachel is cut out for the job.
Ms. Corcoran penned a bevy of city stories before the lure of the campus editorship became too much for her. While she anticipates taking the managerial role and allowing her writers to chase down the stories, the skills sheís developed for that chase look to serve her well. If elected, Danielleís aptitude at the desk will no doubt be proportional to its importance.
Ms. Brussí words and wisdom are already familiar to Cardinal readers. In recent years, the opinion sections has featured some of Madisonís most heated debates, some of which were sparked and some of which were stoked to flame on its pages. Lauraís insightful and incisive views of Madisonís goings-on suggest great things for her term.
With three official semesters as City Editor under her belt, as well as a semester of assistant editorship at that desk to boot, Ms. Kuenn is one of the most dedicated staffers the Cardinal has seen since its resuscitation. The Cardinal features Madisonís best arts coverage, and thatís a charge Stephanie anticipates fulfilling.
Of course, the great companion to all this skill is the Cardinalís history of excellence, which informs everything we do. That legacy is something we uphold proudly, and youíll see that pride on every page of every edition this coming year.