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Ruth Hammond

Senior Editor (former)
The Chronicle of Higher Education

As senior editor, Ruth Hammond was responsible for the weekly Chronicle List, which compared higher-education institutions on various measures; the annual Almanac issue of data on higher education; the Chronicle Focus series of collections of articles from The Chronicle’s archives; and the monthly Bookshelf page.

She also helped oversee the Gazette section, which lists appointments, retirements, resignations, awards, and deaths. Previously, she was editor of The hronicle’s People section and a night copy editor.

Hammond has been a staff writer for five daily newspapers, among them the Minneapolis Tribune, and two alternative newsweeklies, including Pittsburgh City Paper. She was also editorial director of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, where she edited the book Best AltWeekly Writing and Design 2005. Among her journalism awards is an American Bar Association Certificate of Merit for a series of articles about flaws in Minnesota’s court-interpreting system.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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