The opinions in the daily editorial are formulated by 13 voting members of the board, who, as an independent group, are explicitly prohibited for writing or editing for other daily or weekly sections. Three ex-officio non-voting members serve in an advisory capacity based on other positions they hold in The Chronicle.
The members of the editorial board have diverse interests and a depth of knowledge about the University and the local community. The editorials are anonymously written by one voting member present at the meeting.
In an effort to be transparent, names and biographies of the members formulating the opinion, as well as non-voting members, are posted below.
Members of the 2012-2013 Editorial Board
Katherine Zhang, Editorial Board Chair
Katherine Zhang is a Trinity junior born and raised in Charlotte, N.C. She is double-majoring in English and economics. Her interests include cheap ethnic food, short fiction and the intersection of race and pop culture. She is also a Robertson Scholar.
Yeshwanth Kandimalla, Editor of The Chronicle and ex-officio non-voting member
Yeshwanth Kandimalla is a Trinity junior from Atlanta. He is majoring in economics (and, unofficially, The Chronicle), and his interests include travel, good comedy and Sporcle.
Divya Taneja, Editorial Board Member
Divya Taneja is a Trinity senior from Cincinnati. Her interests include writing, behavioral sciences and traveling. Divya is a member of Brownstone. Upon completing her degree in psychology and a minor in political science, she intends to go to law school.
Sam Davis, Editorial Board Member
Sam Davis is a Trinity senior from Port Jefferson, N.Y., on the east end of Long Island. Sam is an international comparative studies and political science double major, vice president of Wayne Manor and a line monitor.
Alex Bloedel, Editorial Board Member
Alex Bloedel is a Trinity junior from New Canaan, Conn. studying physics, economics and English. He is a Robertson Scholar and chaplain for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Alex does theoretical physics research at Duke and plans to attend graduate school in physics or economics.
Dana Kraushar, Editorial Board Member
Dana Kraushar is a Trinity junior from New York City. Dana is pursuing a major in public policy and a minor in statistics, and will be studying in Buenos Aires Fall 2012. In addition to serving as a research assistant at Sanford, Dana is a member of Delta Gamma sorority and Duke University Union's Speakers and Stage committee. She enjoys watching movies and trying new foods, preferably at the same time.
Cory Adkins, Editorial Board Member
Cory Adkins is a Trinity senior from Winston-Salem, N.C., majoring in philosophy with a minor in political science. Cory chaired the board as a junior. He is a member of the Nexus and a B.N. Duke scholar. His favorite editorial writers are E.B. White and H.L. Mencken, even if they had the audacity to sign their names.
Courtney Ready, Editorial Board Member
Courtney Ready is a Trinity junior majoring in public policy and economics. At Duke, she is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and tutors as an undergraduate writing partner. In her spare time, she enjoys reading about the world and discovering cool restaurants in Durham.
Casey Williams, Editorial Board Member
Casey Williams is a Trinity junior from Atlanta majoring in literature. Casey is an A.B. Duke Scholar and a member of Maxwell House. In his free time, Casey enjoys camping and playing the guitar.
Precious Lockhart, Editorial Board Member
Precious Lockhart is a Trinity junior from Alexandria,Va. majoring in psychology. In addition to her work on the board, she also serves as vice president of Ubuntu, and is active in the Duke Partnership for Service, the Coalition for a Conflict Free Duke and the First-Year Advisory Counselor program. When she isn’t busy with classes or activities, she enjoys writing short stories, volunteering and being a Cameron Crazie.
Jeremy Ruch, Editorial Board Member
Jeremy Ruch is a Trinity senior from New York City majoring in public policy and pursuing a certificate in markets and management studies. He is a member of Duke Debate and the Duke Student Government cabinet. He also works at the University Center for Activities and Events and serves as a crew leader for Project Build.
Emily Feng, Editorial Board Member
Emily Feng is a Trinity sophomore from New Haven, Connecticut. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She wishes she could major in all of the following: public policy, history, literature, economics, political science, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and Spanish. In her spare time, she likes debating with people and reading books that make her cry.
Thomas Prebble, Editorial Board Member
Thomas Prebble is a Trinity freshman from Auckland, New Zealand. Thomas hasn't yet decided on a major but is interested in pursuing economics and political science. He is a member of the club field hockey team and an avid follower of the All Blacks rugby team. He is also a Robertson Scholar.
Wilson Fisher, Editorial Board Member
Wilson Fisher is a Trinity sophomore from Mountain Brook, Alabama. He is majoring in biology and pursuing a minor in classical civilizations. Wilson is also a member of the men’s varsity soccer team.
Martin Shores, Editorial Board Member
Martin Shores is a Trinity junior from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, majoring in philosophy with a minor in economics. He is president of the Duke Brazilian Association, a member of Wayne Manor, likes long meals and will never say no to a good game of tennis.
Maggie LaFalce, Editorial Page Editor and ex-officio nonvoting member
Maggie LaFalce is a Trinity senior from Kentucky. She is pursuing a major in psychology and a certificate in markets and management studies. She serves as communications director for Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She has a twin brother.
Nicole Kyle, Special Projects Editor and ex-officio nonvoting member
Nicole Kyle is a Trinity senior from Rhode Island. She is pursuing a double major in public policy and English and a minor in economics. She served as news editor of The Chronicle during her junior year. She is also a member of the women's club tennis team and Business Oriented Women.