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Letter: DTH should give José Valle a shot at EIC


Last weekend, the DTH’s board of directors disqualified José Valle from running for editor-in-chief. He had accidentally submitted the wrong file for his budget proposal, which is a new requirement for EIC candidates this year.

When José attempted to resubmit his budget proposal, his application was deemed incomplete at the time of submission, therefore precluding him from running.

While certainly within its rights to deny José the ability to run for the position, I’m asking that the board show some leniency.

I think it’s a bit harsh to deny someone the possibility of achieving a long-standing dream based on what is essentially a technicality. More than that, José deserves to run.

The board is already aware that DTH editors spend 40+ hour weeks in the office. That in mind, I feel very comfortable asserting that even among editors, there are very few who have consistently demonstrated the level of dedication to producing this newspaper that José has.

For a man that has already given so much to the paper, this is the least the board can do.

Tyler Vahan

Class of ‘16

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