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Vappu Kaarenoja appointed as the Chief Editor of Ylioppilaslehti


Press release, 21 March 2012
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The Representative Council of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) has appointed Bachelor of Social Sciences Vappu Kaarenoja (24) as the Chief Editor of Ylioppilaslehti student magazine. She will begin her two-year term at the beginning of August.

Vappu Kaarenoja has worked as the Chief Editor of the student magazine Aino, and as a journalist in Helsingin Sanomat and Taloussanomat. Kaarenoja studies at the University of Helsinki majoring in Political Science.

A total of 8 candidates applied for the post of the Chief Editor of Ylioppilaslehti. In the Representative Council vote,  Vappu Kaarenoja finally received 32 votes whereas the second applicant received 13 votes.

Ylioppilaslehti is the oldest and most widely read Finnish student magazine. Founded in 1913, the
magazine covers the academic world, higher education policy as well as societal and cultural phenomena – and the magazine itself is an active debater. The printed magazine has a circulation of 35,000.

The majority of Ylioppilaslehti readers are students of the University of Helsinki. During the academic year, the magazine is published biweekly by Ylioppilaslehden kustannus Oy which is a non-profit company owned by the Student Union of the University of Helsinki.

Further information:
Vappu Kaarenoja, vappu.kaarenoja(at), 050 305 6859
HYYs Chair of the Board, Jannica Aalto, jannica-aalto(at), 050 543 9610