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Columbia Housing Announces Free Access (Except For Barnard Students) To New York Times

You can have all this and more if you sign up now.

You can have all this and more if you sign up now.

In a possible attempt to prevent the inevitable devolving morass of first year housing selection today, Columbia Housing along with CCSC, ESC, and GS announced in an email that all students will be granted free access to the New York Times Online. The unlimited access, available if you sign up an account here, to students of CC, SEAS, and GS appears to have had little effect on anxious first years.

“Sure, all I have to do is re-register each year and I’ll have free and unlimited access to a fantastic source of information in the modern age, but what is that really if I just get shafted today?” One first year said. Another first year, leaning back and looking considerably more content than their peers, said “Sure, I’m living in a Harmony double down on 110th, but with access to all New York Times apps—anywhere and anytime—I might not even want to walk up to campus.”

Eligible students, regardless of whether they sign up for the remaining academic year, will receive an email in August with registration information for the 2016-2017 academic year.

We actually read the Economist via Columbia Housing

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3 Comments

  • Van Owen says:

    @Van Owen Barnard pays an exorbitant amount of money to maintain its “affiliate” status, but Barnard is not an official undergraduate school of the university. Only CC, SEAS, and GS are recognized undergraduate schools of the university. Columbia should just buyout Barnard and be done with it.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Buying out Barnard would be a needlessly huge expenditure for Columbia, and the University would also lose a fairly consistent form of income that it receives from Barnard for its affiliate status.

      It would also lead to immense conflict between the administrators and faculty between the two schools (not to mention some people being demoted due to redundant job roles — do you think DSpar would be OK with being relegated to a Dean?).

      Importantly, if Columbia buys out Barnard, the college would be little more than a research institute comparable to Radcliffe at Harvard, which means less students and less revenue (gasp!).

  • Butler Librarian says:

    @Butler Librarian A reminder from the Columbia Libraries that every current Columbia University student from any of the schools at Columbia University including Barnard and General Studies has free access to the New York Times through the Library’s licensed databases: Lexis-Nexis Academic, ProQuest Newspapers and Factiva. Contact us at library.colulmbia.edu/ask for more information.

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