Thursday, June 26, 2008


What? I always thought they were created on another planet


Allison Cross
Vancouver Sun - Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mary Lynn Young has been appointed director of the School of Journalism at UBC.

Young, who was an associate professor at the school, will serve as director from July 1 to June 30, 2011. She served as acting director of the school in the second half of 2007.

Her experience includes working as a reporter and editor for the Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, Hamilton Spectator and the Houston Post.

She replaces Stephen Ward, who has accepted a position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Fail-grade to whoever wrote this press release; unless, of course, Ms Young is actually going to be working only from July 1 to
June 30, 2011. What's she going to be doing until then?
- The Grammar Police.


Actually, since the dates are not chronological, this is a legitimate way of writing it. If it said from June 30 to July 1, 2011, that would be completely wrong. But because July 1 comes after June 30, it actually does refer to a specific (and logical) sequence in time.

But yes, could have been written much more clearly.
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