Education/Newsletter/April 2014/Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

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Adrianne Wadewitz

Adrianne Wadewitz, known on-wiki as User:Wadewitz, passed away from injuries sustained during a rock-climbing accident. Adrianne served as a Wikipedia Ambassador supporting more than 20 classes over the last four years, taught two classes as part of the Wikipedia Education Program, and served as a board member of the Wiki Education Foundation. Adrianne was a dedicated, brilliant Wikipedian whose work lives on in hundreds if not thousands of articles on the English Wikipedia. Active in gender gap issues as well, Adrianne taught countless new editors how to contribute, and she was featured in the new "Editing Wikipedia" brochure in recognition of her outstanding voice for helping newbies how to edit. Adrianne has been memorialized by the Wiki Education Foundation's board and staff, the Wikipedia Signpost, her colleagues at HASTAC, and by Wikipedians around the world on her talk page.