Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Qureshi Resigns in Aftermath of Sgammato's Op-Ed
As the opinion page editor, Qureshi would have been responsible for overseeing the content of the opinion page. He defended Sgammato, his friend and roommate, in an e-mail to members of the debate team of which he is the treasurer and Sgammato the president.
"What has been most hurtful for me, personally, is that my friends and those closest to me now think of me as a bad person," Qureshi wrote. "I will not attempt to claim that I am not."
We do not know Sgammato's fate or that of the two top editors, Sarah Tan and Lily Newman. Tomorrow, the News-Letter will be print a new edition, undoubtedly with some explanation of the events of the past week.
A source also says Qureshi was not the only pair of eyes to review Sgammato's piece. It had in fact been edited by other editors.
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