The News Office is increasing its news coverage on science and engineering and has appointed Deborah Halber to a new position as science writer, News Office Director Kenneth D. Campbell announced.
Ms. Halber, a member of the National Association of Science Writers who worked at Tufts University for 13 years, joined MIT Dec. 29. She works closely with Elizabeth Thomson, assistant director for science and engineering news, and other writers and editors in the News Office to cover the wide range of science and engineering news and other activities at MIT.
Ms. Halber is a 1980 graduate of Brandeis and has two master's degrees, in journalism from New York University and in Education/Museum Studies from Tufts. At Tufts University, she wrote news and features on science and liberal arts, and wrote and placed stories as a PR specialist. She was managing editor of the Tufts tabloid alumni magazine The Criterion for five years, and then launched its successor, Tuftonia, as a glossy magazine for two more years.
She also has four years of experience with New England newspapers: The Bay State Banner, Boston; the Keene (NH) Sentinel; and the Haverhill (MA) Gazette.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 11, 1998.