Editors's Note With this issue, The Gazette begins its regular weekly publication schedule. This issue also marks the beginning of the paper s 25th year as the official weekly newspaper of record for all divisions of the university. Ten thousand copies of the four-page first edition were printed on Sept. 7, 1971, with stories announcing the opening of Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, the Medical Institutions goals for the 70s, the chartering of the credit union and the appointment of Yvonne Th‚odore as the university's affirmative action officer a position she still holds. In 1971, the paper was to have no original reporting as it served to improve communication within and among all divisions. While the commitment to improving communication has not wavered in the past two and a half decades, The Gazette has embraced a tradition of providing readers with outstanding original reporting primarily by writers working in the news offices throughout the university. These articles not only describe outstanding research, scholarship, teaching and program development, but also the people and the processes behind the developments, behind the hard work, behind the headlines. We also plan stories on issues and ideas relevant to those living an academic life. As the year moves along, The Gazette will be distributed in new display boxes placed at prominent locations on each campus. The Hopkins blue boxes were designed, and are being produced, by the Homewood Department of Plant Operations, under the supervision of Carpentry Shop manager Tom Wheatley. We have eliminated some of the existing drop spots and added a few new ones. Please contact our office after Sept. 28 for a complete list of distribution locations. The Gazette has circulated new classified ad and calendar forms to all university administrators along with the 1995-96 publication and deadline schedule. Please let us know if you have not received these materials, or if you would like to receive them. The Gazette office can be reached at (410) 516-8514. Have a great year.
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