Editor-in-chief resigns: Looking forward

BEN SIECK & MALLORY DUNCAN | Co-Editors-in-Chief

The Collegian has new leadership. Following former Editor-in-Chief Marais Jacon-Duffy’s resignation on Nov. 12, the two managing editors became co-editors-in-chief.

I, Ben Sieck, managed the print version and content of the paper, and I, Mallory Duncan, managed the digital side. We are now working in tandem to lead the paper in all aspects for the remainder of the semester.

We are responsible for the issue published today, as well as the final issue, which comes out Dec. 10.

The Collegian will have a new, permanent leader for the spring semester. We are serving in an interim basis to ensure a smooth and fair transition for the future editor-in-chief.

All parties involved feel this is the best path for The Collegian.

We want to assure our readers that The Collegian still strives to be a credible and ethical newspaper in everything that we do. The reporting and writing of our stories is done with great care to ensure reporting is accurate and writing is clear.

The Collegian has been around for more than 100 years. We want to keep it for 100 more.

We believe it is a great way for student journalists, such as ourselves, to grow and experience working for a newspaper.

The Collegian gives us so much more than hands-on learning.

We learn how to ask questions, how to interview, how to manage our time and how to write under deadline. These skills are taught, but, similar to an athlete or musician, we must practice to become better.

It is through this foundation that staff members go on to great careers, journalists or not.

This opportunity is not something we take lightly. We understand our responsibility. We know it is our duty to give a voice to students, faculty, staff and others who wish to be heard.

As the primary student media source on campus, we take our work seriously. Our goal is to inform students, faculty and staff about what is happening at Butler University.

We want to thank our readers for their support, questions and criticisms.

We will continue to uphold the standard of excellence expected of us. In doing so, we hope to continue providing campus with the information it needs.

Trust is valuable, and we will work to earn your trust every day.

We promise to lead The Collegian in a way that reflects positively on everything the publication stands for.

Above all else, we recognize the reputation and standards set by our predecessors. We will finish the semester strong with those values in mind.