The Collegiate Readership Program is the University’s free newspaper program, featuring copies of the New York Times, USA Today and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Papers are available every weekday at four locations across campus: Douglass Dining Center, Danforth Dining Center, Wilson Commons (outside Starbucks) and Gleason Library.
The program was piloted in 2006 and kicked off in 2007 thanks to the efforts of the Students’ Association. The Collegiate Readership Program is jointly funded by the Parents’ Council, River Campus Libraries and the Students’ Association, and is administered by the SA Projects and Services Committee. In early 2009, the Projects and Services Committee conducted an analysis of the program, and redistributed the papers based on student readership. The Committee also secured some extra funding from the College to increase the number of papers on campus.
The SA politely reminds faculty and staff that the papers are provided for undergraduate students.
We also would like to remind students to read, reuse, and recycle: when you are done with your paper, please return it to the rack. That way, more students can have the chance to read the paper. At the end of the day, recycle the papers instead of just throwing them away.
If you have questions, complaints or suggestions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact the Projects & Services Committee Chairs.