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Loyola University Chicago Appoints Veteran Newsman to School of Communication
New School of Communication Names Don Wycliff Reporting and Editing Professor
CHICAGO, September 2, 2008 – Loyola University Chicago’s new School of Communication (SOC) has tapped DonWycliff, long-time editor for the Chicago Tribune and former associate vice president of news and information at the University of Notre Dame, to serve a one-year faculty appointment that allows him to teach reporting and editing this fall.
Wycliff, who has also taught courses at the University of Notre Dame, Roosevelt University, and Columbia College, is best-known for his time with the Chicago Tribune, where he served as public editor from 2000-2006 and editorial page editor from 1991-2000. His distinguished career also includes work at The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Dallas Times-Herald, and the Chicago Daily News.
Wycliff was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing in 1996. He is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, and he has received a lifetime achievement award from the Chicago Journalists’ Association.
In his current position, Wycliff is looking forward to bringing his experience and expertise to the classroom, and he is excited about reaching out to the students. “I look forward to being able to focus completely on teaching and on the students,” says Wycliff. “I have always enjoyed teaching, and I am looking forward to doing this full-time. After all these years, it is time to pass on whatever wisdom I can, and I am really grateful for this opportunity.”
“Having Don Wycliff join us is a great addition to a strong faculty and demonstrates Loyola’s continuing commitment to build an outstanding communication school,” says new School of Communication Dean Donald Heider. “Don is a legendary Chicago journalist who has a national reputation for his writing and teaching about ethics, and we couldn’t be happier that he’s now a part of Loyola.”
About the School of Communication
Located in Chicago, one of the world’s great communication centers, Loyola’s new School of Communication provides an ideal setting for integrating study with practical application in the expanding field of communication. Students benefit from a distinguished scholarly faculty working with experienced professionals in the areas of journalism, media studies, documentary film production, cultural communication, and public advocacy. The School offers on-site production facilities and proximity to Chicago’s vast production community; a 24-hour FM radio station, an award-winning student newspaper, and an extensive internship program. Currently located in Loyola’s historic Lewis Towers, the School of Communication will officially relocate to its customized home in The Clare on the Water Tower Campus in January 2009.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,500 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s ten schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News & World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the top “national universities,” and named the University a “best value” in its 2009 rankings. For more information, please visit LUC.edu.