Matthews, Darbyshire to lead The Dartmouth

by Brendan Woods | 11/22/09 11:00pm

Susan Matthews '11 and Quincy Darbyshire '11 were tapped to be the next editor-in-chief and publisher of The Dartmouth, the outgoing 2010 Directorate announced at the newspaper's annual Changeover ceremony on Saturday.

Matthews is an environmental studies major from Chatham, N.Y., and member of Sigma Delta sorority. She began working as a news writer and a member of the layout and design section for The Dartmouth during her freshman fall.

Matthews, who is taking over the editor-in-chief position from Allie Lowe '10, is currently participating in the environmental studies FSP in Pertoria, South Africa.

"I am thrilled to work with the rest of the 2011 Directorate, as they are an incredibly talented group of people," Matthews said in e-mail. "I cannot wait to get started working with the entire staff next year."

Darbyshire, who will replace outgoing publisher J.R. Santo '10, is an economics major and a native of Savannah, Ga. A member of Chi Heorot fraternity, Darbyshire rows for the varsity heavyweight crew team. Darbyshire joined The Dartmouth as an account manager in the advertising and marketing section during his sophomore winter.

"This year's staff has done a really great job setting things up for us to take over," Darbyshire said. "We're building off the groundwork laid out for us."

Mitch Davis '11, a government major from Haines City, Fla., will replace outgoing executive editor William Schpero '10. Turia Lahlou '11, a Denver-native majoring in government and minoring in economics, will replace executive editor Paul Glenn '10.

Emily Goodell '11 and Drew Joseph '11 will take over for evening managing editor Allyson Bennett '10, while Josh Roselman '11 will replace day managing editor Victoria Boggiano '10.

On the business section of The Dartmouth, Michael Bush '11 will take over the position of circulation director from Ian Rorick '10, and Blair Randall '11 will replace Steven Cheng '10 as finance director. Tony Deng '11 will replace Cory Cunningham '10 as advertising director during the Winter term. In the Spring and Fall terms, the role of advertising director will be divided by market focus. Katie Gandy '11 will serve as the local, regional and Dartmouth advertising director, and Alex Bao '11 will be the national advertising director.

"Under the leadership of Quincy and the business directors, I'm confident that they'll be able to capitalize both on the culture of teamwork and the budding ideas of staff members," Santo said.

Tim Dolan '11 and Liz Sullivan '12 will replace Ben Nunnery '10 and Ivan Zlatar '10 as sports editors. Allie Levy '11 will succeed Allison Ruderman '10 as arts and entertainment editor. Brian Solomon '11 and Rebecca Cress '11 will take over as opinion editors from Ben Gifford '10 and Claire Murray '10. Eve Ahearn '11 will be the new editor of The Dartmouth Mirror, replacing outgoing editors Amita Kulkarni '10 and Jennifer Argote '10.

Zach Ingbretsen '11, Douglas Gonzalez '11 and Chris Parker '11 will replace Jessica Griffen '10 and Tilman Dette '10 as photography editors. Katie Paxton '11 will take over as design editor from Alex Rivadeneira '10. The 2011 Directorate will include a newly created position graphics editor which will be filled by Stephanie Han '11.

The 2010 Directorate will pass on an organization that is very different from the one it inherited. The newspaper launched a new web site on Sunday with several new features, including reader comments and a blog. The web site has been in development since January.

As they leave The Dartmouth, Lowe and Santo pointed to the accomplishments of their fellow editors, directors and staff members as the key to the newspaper's continued success.

"I really couldn't be prouder of the work we've done as a directorate over the past year," Lowe said. "From an editorial standpoint, our content has been fantastic, and that's more than anything else a testament to the work every single person here does day in and day out."

In addition to announcing the new leadership, the outgoing Directorate recognized the contributions of several current staff members. Greg Berger '12 was named Staff Writer of the Year, and Ben Gettinger '11 won the Staff Photographer Prize. Glynnis Kearney '12 was awarded the Outstanding Business Manager award.

Chris O'Connell '13, Curie Kim '13, Ryan Kim '13, Priya Krishna '13, Dan Lentz '13, Vince Marriot '13, Michael Shagrin '13, Laura Bryn Sisson '13 and Bridgette Taylor '13 received the Ira T. Holmes Book Award, recognizing their accomplishments during their first term as staff members.