Irene Kan

Irene Kan (Col ’11)

Irene Kan (Col ’11) spends 60 hours a week in the offices of the Cavalier Daily, where she is managing editor. Between classes, she edits news content and tracks assignments to writers and photographers. “At night, we write headlines and do page OKs before we send the finals to the printer for a 1:15 a.m. deadline,” she says. “A courier distributes the paper on Grounds at 5 a.m. and by 8 a.m. the next day the whole cycle starts again.”

Kan’s studies in comparative literature and political science complement the newspaper job. “Certainly, the classroom is a level playing field,” says Kan. “I don’t think that gender has any impact on my academic experience.” She mentions that the