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."