Attentive readers will notice a change on our masthead. The name “Cricket Farnsworth,” which has appeared there since February 2003, first next to the title “Assistant to the Editors,” then next to the title “Office Manager,” has vanished. Cricket (whose given name is, we can now reveal, “Nancy”) came to us in the winter of 2003 for two weeks to fill a sudden vacancy. Well, the weeks stretched to months, the months to years, and by the time Cricket hung up her New Criterion spurs she had been with us fully eighteen years. Many readers got to know Cricket, telephonically if not in person, and we know that they will be as sorry to bid her farewell as we are. She is not, however, going far, and we know we will be in close touch for the new adventures that await us and her. We are delighted that Caetlynn Booth, formerly Assistant to the Editors, will now assume the reins of Office Manager, and that Jayne Allison has joined us as our new Assistant to the Editors. Farewell, congratulations, and welcome are all in order!

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This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 39 Number 6, on page 3
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