Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 2, Page 30
Winter 1992
Spiker Redux
Whoever said you can't go home again  forgot to tell Ted Spiker.  Just
15 months after graduating from Delaware, Spiker, a member of the
class of 1990 and a Philadelphia native, returned to campus in
September as a temporary assistant professor of English, teaching
journalism courses through the spring semester. At Delaware, Spiker
majored in journalism and communications, earning a 3.4 grade point
average and receiving the Alexander Taylor Award as the outstanding
senior male. During his senior year at Delaware, he was
editor-in-chief of the University's student newspaper, The Review.  He
went on to earn a master's degree from the Columbia University School
of Journalism. Spiker, who worked last summer as a copy editing intern
for the sports department of Newsday on Long Island, says he is
surprised by the amount of respect students give him. He says he was
"pretty nervous" before his first big lecture. "It's an
hour-and-15-minute class. And I'm standing there with sweat pouring
down my face, thinking I'm doing all right," he says. "Then I look
down at my notes and realize I'm halfway through what I planned to say
and we had been in class for only 10 minutes. So, I had to stretch it
out a bit with some stories. It was all right though. I'd planned to
tell them anyway."