So long, Collegiate Readership Program…
Georgetown is no longer participating in the Collegiate Readership Program, which provides free copies of the New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today on college campuses, due to inadequate funding, the Hoya reports.
The program was started at Georgetown in 2008 with $5,000 contributions from GUSA, Interhall, The Corp, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Senior Vice President to cover the $25,000 a year cost.
This February, then-president of Interhall Paul Biedlingmaier (COL ’11) told the Voice that “despite the recent economic events that have taken place, all five organization have continued their support of the program.”
Looks like that support wasn’t quite so solid, though. Current Interhall vice president for student advocacy Will Cousino (COL ’12) now tells the Hoya that the Provost, the Senior Vice President and Interhall all cut back on their contributions, leaving the program underfunded.
GUSA is still committed to the program, though, and is looking for ways to decrease costs and find other funding sources.
Photo by Sam Sweeney.