Volume 4, Issue 1 (2020)

Despite Covid-19, we made it happen...

We were a group of four editors—one senior, one junior and two sophomores— responsible for this year’s Merge publication. We initially hesitated to assume the editorship of Merge given the expertise and precision required in the field. But throughout this semester-long process, we all came to realize our editorship was not merely limited to correcting the papers, but also incorporated organizing, directing, and connecting a cohort of editors, student researchers, and faculty reviewers to bring forth the final product. The Covid-19 pandemic on the other hand delayed our publishing process. With our daily schedule completely changed and challenged due to the crisis, it was harder for our team to communicate in time, let alone work on the journal. Thankfully our faculty advisor Dr. Kim Whitehead regrouped and checked on our staff and students so that we were able to finally assemble this volume despite the crisis. Regardless of the hardships this year, we are extremely thankful for this experience and the Ina E. Gordy Honors College.

Salina Rai, Victoria Choate, Faith Langford, and Ali Glasgow

Editors, 2019-20



Salina Rai
Victoria Choate
Faith Langford
Ali Glasgow
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Kim Whitehead
Faculty Reviewers
Dr. Nora Corrigan
Dr. Sacha Dawkins
Dr. Bridget Smith Pieschel
Dr. Robert C. Sample
Dr. Leslie Stratyner