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Letter from the Editor: A New Year

This was the first summer that we as a publication continued to create content after final grades were issued. News doesn’t stop happening just because students leave campus for the summer and we at The Hub wanted to make sure that those students who were away stayed up to date on what was happening.

It began with the denial of tenure for professors Fortin and Mehta, followed by a response from both current students and alumni on the issue. Confirmation for Julie Hall construction was also announced and the college said goodbye to the old building. A new program, S.T.A.R.T., made its debut this summer and another student movement began, this one headed by alumni who were disappointed in the college’s handling of a former student’s sexual assault case.

We also mourned the loss of two members of the Emmanuel College community. Early this summer, Chemistry professor Dr. Christine Jaworek-Lopes died from the Stage 4 colon cancer she was battling after being diagnosed six months prior. More recently, 2016 alum Matt Dillon was killed in an accident. This was a bittersweet moment for The Hub; we set a new record for most page views in a day.

Going into this fall semester, my final fall semester at Emmanuel and as Editor in Chief, I have high hopes for the future of this publication. We have several events in the works for the fall including a showing of the movie Spotlight. I personally am looking forward to cultivating a new group of writers, some of whom may become editors in the spring.

As always, I want the student body to know that we are here as a representation of their voice. We do our best to cover the issues and events we think you like, and thanks to the survey we conducted at the end of the year, we have a better idea of what that is.

Going forward, if you don’t like what we’re publishing or think we aren’t covering something that we should be, let us know. You can email us tips at or tweet us at @ECtheHUB. We want to hear what you have to say, both about news on campus and us as a publication. If you want to contact an editor more directly, you can find contact information for each of us here.

Abigail Matheson

Editor in Chief

Abigail Matheson can be contacted at and on Twitter @abbimathy.

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