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An update from the New University Editorial Board

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In the interest of full transparency, the New University Editorial Board released the following statement on May 2, 2024:

On April 15th, former New University Editor in Chief Jennifer Cheong submitted her resignation to staff after a protracted impeachment process.

In accordance with New University bylaws, articles of impeachment were brought against Cheong by five editorial board members. This followed the dismissal of a previous grievance letter, which was dismissed as the result of a technical error. 

“After a month of careful deliberation, I have decided that stepping down from my role is in my best interest, effective Monday, April 15,” Cheong said in her resignation letter. “I do not care whether my decision to leave is recorded as impeachment or resignation. Whatever the case, I am done with the publication and will no longer involve myself in such processes.”

After a nomination and election process, former Managing Editor Laiyla Santillan was elected Editor in Chief for the remainder of the school year.

New University is dedicated to providing ethical and unbiased news reporting, as has been the case since the publication’s establishment in 1968.  

New University remains fully functional and committed to producing steadfast and accurate journalism for the UCI community. For the better part of a week, New U staff has been working tirelessly to rebuild while also writing, photographing, and reporting. We will continue to do so as we shift our focus toward coverage of the Gaza Solidarity Encampment, as the publication has since it started earlier this week. 

As was published last week, we’re back and eager to deliver on our promise to serve the UCI community. We’re currently welcoming student journalists, photographers and videographers, copy editors and graphic designers, and more to our team — those interested can visit https://newuniversity.org/apply/ to apply.

Student journalism on the UC Irvine campus has faced its fair share of challenges; too many, some might say. But not once has the collective drive and passion for journalism among UCI student journalists died. We’re back, and we’re not going anywhere.

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