The Office of Student Publications at the University of Michigan is currently upgrading its website. We will be launching our new website later this month. Thank you for your patience during this transition.
Yes, Gail, I remember that day well. I had never seen block type that big before, and it was quite the search to find it. I went on the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism followed by The Dayton Journal Herald, the only paper willing to let me be a general assignment reporter followed by the City Hall beat, in an age of women only working in religion, education, and society pages. I freelanced for the Washington Post and after raising two daughters went into healthcare and became managing editor of a major HMO's clinical journal.
The Daily and campus climate of that turbulent time really prepared us for being adults whose motto is "always question authority." I now pay forward as an Ombudsman advocating for the elderly in nursing homes. I did have a laugh when my eldest daughter, a UM engineering grad of the 90s, told her sister how hard it was for women in men's fields--if she only knew what we faced in those pre-equal opportunity days. But fortunately not at the Daily where men and women alike put out a full size, 6-day-a-week paper that shaped much of what we have become both personally and professionally.
Barbara Lazarus Najman, UM 64, and Senior Editor, Personnel and Training.
Thank you, Gail, for posting this. It's exactly what I envisioned for the new site.
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