I am disappointed to see nothing, anywhere, about former Michigan Daily co-editor in chief Eugene Robinson winning the Pulitzer Prize on Apr. 20. If one were to go through The Michigan Daily’s archives and look up issues from 1971 to 1973, Robinson’s fingerprints would be evident all over the place.
He was co-editor with the late Chris Parks and was a tower of strength during those late nights when the press downstairs was humming, the hot type was boiling, the Fairchilds were burning and the sports people (like me) were playing our APBA sports-based board games until 4 or 5 a.m. in between hits from the nickel Coke machine.
It’s not everyday that an alum receives the highest award in our field. Robinson deserves the proper recognition from the paper that began it all.