By Paola Guzman
After many professors demanded the return of the New York Times newspapers to campus, Michael Berthel, dean of students, has allocated money in order to provide 100 print copies Monday through Thursday.
One of the professors who reached out was Scott Carlin, associate professor of Geography. Carlin used to use the textbook, “Half the Sky” by New York Times columnists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn, for his class. This semester, instead of requiring his students to buy the textbook, he had them read the New York Times, as he was unaware of the changes being made to the New York Times subscription. The service change was a disruption to Carlin and his students.
“The world we’re living in right now, there’s much difficulty trying to figure out what’s real and what’s not real. It’s helpful for students to sit down and take a look at what the New York Times is offering…it’s a resource for students,” said Carlin. “It’s not the gospel…it’s a basic resource for students.”
The New York Times will continue to be available for students and professors to use. Copies will be available in the library Monday through Thursday.