As of this semester, Clerk leadership transferred from Editor-in-Chief Alison Rosenman ‘20 and Associate Editor David King ‘20 to their respective successors. Stepping up as Editor-in Chief is a political science major and peace, justice, & human rights minor Chace Pulley ‘21; the new Associate Editor is political science major and French minor David Edelman ‘22.
Rosenman’s tenure running the Clerk saw increased coverage of campus life across the board and more than 70 published articles. Highlights included beginning the regular publishing of Student’s Council minutes and Campus Safety weekly reports, expanded plenary updates and opinion pieces, and coverage of student labor concerns as SWOL, wage raises, and customs pay became widespread topics of discussion at Haverford. Notable events covered by the Clerk under the pair include Wendy Raymond’s arrival as president of the college, the completion of the new Lutnick Library, and the ongoing restructuring of customs.
Asked how they felt about the Clerk going forward, Rosenman said “I’ve really enjoyed working for the Clerk over the last few years and leading it with David [King] for the last two semesters. The Clerk has really been able to grow in the last few years so I’m excited to see the new ideas the new editors will bring!”
Of the new editors, Rosenman was enthusiastic. “Chace and David have each brought tons of energy and enthusiasm to the Clerk. They are some of our most prolific reporters and have each served as section editors, so I cannot think of better people to take charge for the next year.”
King agreed. He writes, “It has been an absolute pleasure working under Ali over the last two semesters. Her leadership has been something quite extraordinary, and the growing excitement in the newsroom every week has been something really cool to watch. The Clerk has been my home for the last 3.5 years, and I am sad to be leaving it, but seeing where we are now, I am all the more excited to watch it grow and continue to live into its mission. All I have to say at this point is thank you!”
“Like Ali said, Chace and David have contributed immensely to the Clerk over the last two years. They are fantastic reporters and editors, and I trust them to shepherd the Clerk well in their time at the helm. I am excited to see what they have in store!” King continued.
Pulley and Edelman both expressed excitement at the opportunity to lead the Clerk and a keen interest in student input.
Said Pulley, “I’ve been working at the Clerk since my first year at Haverford and I’m super excited to start my tenure as editor-in-chief. Ali and David have done an amazing job this past year and so I hope this transition will be a smooth one. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, comments, or concerns.”
Edelman added, “My UCA, Sarah Jesup, introduced me to the Clerk last winter, so I’m still pretty new to all this. But I’ve got some changes in the works to hopefully make this student newspaper the best it can be. Of course, feel free to reach out if you’ve got any ideas of your own! Thanks again to Ali and David for all that they’ve done over the past year, and I’m looking forward to the coming semester.”