NYT print edition will return to Yale’s dining halls

Yale Daily News

Copies of The New York Times are expected back in the dining halls at Yale University after students noticed in January that they were no longer being delivered, the Yale Daily News reported Monday.

Administrators are negotiating with the Times to switch to online subscriptions, but meantime the printed copies will be restored temporarily. The paper had been delivered daily to the dining halls since 2002, the college paper said:

In 2010, the subscription was called into question when a Yale College Council poll found that a majority of students did not read the paper in hard copy on a regular basis. In response to the poll, the YCC proposed reducing the number of copies delivered, restricting delivery to Sundays or providing online subscriptions instead. But the paper continued to be delivered until this January.

The Yale Daily News quoted Joy McGrath, President Peter Salovey’s chief of staff, as saying many students prefer reading the paper on computers, tablets or mobile phones instead of using hard copies. But student Catherine Wall told the campus paper she routinely read the printed paper with her breakfast and when the copies stopped, “it was as if Yale was trying to foster a sense of apathy.”

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  • AlainCl

    “it was as if Yale was trying to foster a sense of apathy.”

    As opposed to the apathy of a student refusing to walk two blocks to buy a copy from a local vendor….