The Dartmouth names new editors

by Jodi Priselac | 11/15/96 6:00am

Jeffrey Beyer '98, a 20-year-old history major from Woodmere, N.Y., has been named the next president of The Dartmouth.

Beyer, who will succeed Maggie Fritz '97, and the incoming senior directorate will take control of the College's only daily newspaper beginning January 1, 1997.

The Board of Proprietors of The Dartmouth, Inc., the student-run corporation that puts out the paper, approved the new directorate last Friday.

As president, Beyer will oversee both the news and business side of the paper, paying particular attention to the long-term health of the publication.

Charles Davant '98, a 20-year old comparative literature major from Blowing Rock, N.C., will replace Siobhan Gorman '97 as the paper's managing editor.

The managing editor is in charge of the daily operations of the paper, assigning stories and managing the news staff.

The next assistant managing editor will be Jeff Giuffrida '98, who will take over for Tim Fitzgibbons '97.

The duties of the assistant managing editor include working closely with the managing editor to determine the news content of the paper.

David Pichler '98, replacing Aran Toshav '97, will become the new associate editor, coordinating the design and layout of the paper.

James Hunnicutt '98 will replace Colin Grey '97 as the editor of The Dartmouth's Weekend Gazette.

Rachel Gilliar '98 will be the new comment page editor, taking over from Mary Ellen Moore '97.

Jon A. Lee '99 will replace Amy Hatch '97 as the paper's sports editor.

The world and nation page, currently edited by Rebecca Siegel '97, will come under the control of Karen Rose '98.

Michael Posey '98 will assume the editorship of the arts and entertainment page, replacing Jack Vaitayanonta '97.

The paper's new photography editor will be Tom Arnold '98, who will be taking over for Brian S. Hughes '99.

Beyer is currently a participant in the History Foreign Study Program in London and could not be reached for comment.

Davant, who is also off-campus this term, said he was anxious to come back to campus and start working.

"I am really excited to come back and start with The Dartmouth," Davant said. "I think the '98 directorate is going to pay special attention to the reader and try to make The Dartmouth a more exciting publication."

Fritz said of the new senior directorate, "they are a very competent group of editors, and I am sure that they will do a wonderful job next year."

Gorman said the incoming editors have many creative ideas for the news and business sides of the newspaper.

"I am sure that they will implement those ideas and improve upon the projects we've started," she said.