New York Sun: 2002-2008
Written by Bwog Staff
It’s time today to say goodbye to the New York Sun, which has been a diligent and dedicated chronicler of the life and times of Columbia and its faculty. Come, let’s relive the memories.
Way back in 2006, the Sun dutifully reported on the Joseph Massad and Nadia Ab El-Haj Tenure Battles. And then the following year, there was extensive coverage of the visit a certain Iranian President, which included some rather unflattering pieces about Coatsworth & Friends.
Then was that time that 70 prominent professors published a “statement of concern” in the paper, accusing your President Bollinger of stifling academic freedom.
Oh, and then there was that other time when the Sun reported that a bunch of professors were going to Iran, to apologize to He Who Must Not Be Named.
The New York Sun was devoted to coverage of the city and its institutions, and the quality of its local and arts coverage was a testament to that unwavering commitment.
But one Blue and White staffer poses an interesting question: “I wonder if people should stop namng newspapers ‘The New York Sun‘? This is the second time a paper of that name has died.”