A student prominent in the recent student power demonstration at Wayne State University and a contributor to the Fifth Estate has been named Editor of the Daily Collegian, the WSU school newspaper.
Art Johnston, who will assume duties as Editor next September, was selected by the WSU Publications Committee and the Student-Faculty Council over the Collegian staff’s choice, Associate Managing Editor, John Gagnan.
Observers felt that this unusual procedure was due to the general dissatisfaction with the college paper’s performance this year. Editor-elect Johnston said, “The Collegian is out of contact with this generation. I plan to put the paper back in touch with what our generation is all about. We will try to make students aware of the issues of the day instead of just focusing on campus issues.”
The newly chosen editor also plans changes in layout, design, and features.