Early this month, I was in the dining hall and I was both surprised and pleased to find a publication called the “Forrest Newsletter” on my dining table. After poring through the well-written and informative newsletter, I was happy to know Olin students have access to publications such as these. Without high-quality, high-impact journalism such as that found in the Forrest Newsletter, I fear Olin will succumb to inferior sources of Forrest-related news and information. I’m glad the hard-hitting and informative articles found in the newsletter are available to the Olin community on a monthly basis. In fact, I wouldn’t say it is a stretch to compare the publishers of the Newsletter to Johannes Gutenberg, at least in terms of revolutionizing the dissemination of important information.
Though the invention of the Forrest Newsletter was fairly recent, it is a struggle to describe its revolutionary effect in words that haven’t already been used to describe the Internet or the steam locomotive. You may be surprised to learn that the newsletter is not, in fact, designed by Sir Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President and industrial design specialist at Apple Inc, because of it’s stunning layout design. However, I can now sleep well at night knowing that this publication exists. The Forrest Newsletter easily deserves all of the glowing praise it has received – I would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone looking to read an archetype of high-impact journalistic writing.