"We are really thrilled," said Heights Editor Michael Hofman, '96. " The Heights has never had a faculty advisor and, therefore, hasn't taken part in these kinds of competitions for the most part. We just wanted to see what we could do, what kind of feedback we might get, and the result was very gratifying."
The conference, held at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, was sponsored by the New England Newspaper Association, the New England Collegiate Newspaper Association, the College Business and Advertising Managers, and the Academy of New England Journalists. The Heights was one of 14 publications in the non-daily "College Newspaper of the Year" contest, which was judged by professional journalists.
Hofman said the newspaper submitted three editions from the past year for the competition, including the Oct. 10 issue which featured the announcement of William P. Leahy, SJ, as the next University president.
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