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Remembering Karen Blumenthal: a brilliant Chronicle leader

letter to the editor

It is hard to imagine how anyone could offer better leadership to any organization at Duke than Karen Blumenthal provided for The Chronicle during the past few decades. 

As The Chronicle's editor-in-chief from 2009-2010 and later as an alumnus, I was fortunate to work with Karen during her time as co-chair of Duke Student Publishing Company's board. She was a steadfast and selfless advocate for The Chronicle and student journalism at Duke. She was also a generous and encouraging mentor for those of us who served as editor-in-chief while she led the board. 

I am grateful to have known Karen and to have had her as a role model during my time at Duke and afterward. Although she is gone too soon, I am thankful The Chronicle benefited from her leadership for so many years.

Will Robinson, Trinity '11, Law '17, Chronicle editor-in-chief, 2009-2010.

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