Female Editor-in-Chief of Dickinsonian

October 20, 1989

Virginia Weber (Class of 1946) claims in an interview to be the first female editor-in-chief of  The Dickinsonian. Asked if she believed that she became the editor due to the shortage of students during the war, she responded affirmatively, saying that "there was a lot of competition" for the position: applicants submitted editorials and were judged by a faculty committee. Weber recalls that the newspaper ran stories related mostly to campus events and did not usually cover national or international events. Weber also confesses that she was a rebel "verbally and in writing," which showed in The Dickinsonian.


Location of Document in Archives
World War II Oral History, Weber, Virginia