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Gage Gramlick, Yiwen Lu Elected to Lead The Chicago Maroon in 2022–23

Head Viewpoints Editor Gage Gramlick will become the next editor-in-chief of The Maroon. News Editor Yiwen Lu will become managing editor.
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Yiwen Lu and Gage Gramlick will become managing editor and editor-in-chief respectively beginning spring quarter 2022.

Gage Gramlick will become editor-in-chief of The Chicago Maroon and Yiwen Lu will become managing editor beginning spring quarter 2022, per election results finalized Saturday, February 5, for The Maroon’s executive slate. Gramlick will succeed Co-Editors-in-Chief Matthew Lee and Ruby Rorty, and Lu will succeed Adyant Kanakamedala.

Gramlick, a third-year global studies and Spanish major, joined The Maroon as a columnist in fall 2019, becoming an associate Viewpoints editor in February 2020 and head Viewpoints editor in September 2020. He has authored columns on loneliness, Core classes, and complaining and has served as a member of The Maroon’s editorial board and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) working group.

“Yiwen and I believe that we need to reevaluate what our mission as a newspaper is,” Gramlick said in his election speech. “From investigating scrupulously every action the University makes…to capturing to the best of our ability the realities of people living around us, we know that The Maroon has the potential to make a meaningful difference in the ecosystem of communities we’re connected to.”

Lu, a third-year economics and political science major, joined The Maroon as a news reporter in winter 2020, becoming a deputy news editor in October 2020 and a full news editor in January 2021. Lu has covered many breaking stories over the past year, including the referendum to split Student Government; rallies held in the wake of Shaoxiong Zheng’s murder on November 9, 2021; and a lawsuit filed January 9 that accused the University of violating antitrust laws. She has also served on The Maroon’s DEI working group and editorial board.

“Many of those stories are surprising, to say the least, and sometimes heartbreaking, and I can’t put into words how much I appreciate the people—the people in this room and beyond the Maroon team—who volunteered their time and effort in covering the most important news that matters to the UChicago community and beyond,” Lu said in her speech.

Chief Production Officer Suha Chang, Managing Editor Adyant Kanakamedala, and Editors-in-Chief Ruby Rorty and Matthew Lee served as The Maroon's executive slate in 2021–22.
Chief Production Officer Suha Chang, Managing Editor Adyant Kanakamedala, and Editors-in-Chief Ruby Rorty and Matthew Lee served as The Maroon’s executive slate in 2021–22.

Current Head of Production Matthew Chang, a third-year, will succeed Suha Chang as chief production officer, while Director of Marketing Astrid Weinberg and Director of Operations Dylan Zhang, both second-years, will become co–chief financial officers of The Maroon, succeeding Charlie Blampied.

In her closing remarks, Rorty reflected on her year as co-editor-in-chief and her hopes for the future. “It’s been a truly positive year, as I think everyone in this room can attest to,” she said. “[Gramlick and Lu] are two people who see journalism as public service and who tirelessly work to hold [the University administration] accountable but also to uplift voices that are often spoken over at UChicago and beyond. I can’t think of two better people to lead the paper.”

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Michael McClure
Michael McClure, 2023-2024 Managing Editor
Managing Editor Michael McClure is a fourth-year from Buffalo, New York, studying political science and music at the College. Michael believes accurate writing is essential to conveying challenging truths with clarity and poise. It’s the principle that guides his work as an editor as well as the ideal he strives to follow in his reporting for The Maroon and elsewhere. Before becoming The Maroon's managing editor, Michael served as a reporter and editor in the News section, updating the campus community about major University news, covering rallies on the quad, and interviewing students and professors about groundbreaking initiatives on campus and in Hyde Park. He also served as a copy chief from 2021 to 2023 and copyedited more than 500 articles during his time in the section. Outside of UChicago, Michael moonlights as a motorsport journalist at Feeder Series and InsideF2, reporting and editing stories on domestic and international junior single-seater racing from Formula 2 to Formula 4. In whatever spare time he has left, Michael is usually practicing the piano, exploring American suburbia on Google Maps, going on adventures with friends and strangers, or planning trips to racing paddocks and faraway islands that will probably never come to fruition.  
Eric Fang
Eric Fang, News Editor, Photo Editor, Design Associate
Eric Fang is a third-year in the College majoring in economics and public policy. He is a news and photo editor for The Maroon with an interest in local housing, campus security, and politics. In his free time, he enjoys biking, listening to music, and exploring Chicago food.
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