Collegiate Readership Program
The "USA Today Collegiate Readership Program" is Augustana's free newspaper program funded by the Augustana Student Association (ASA). Copies of the Argus Leader and USA Today newspapers are available every weekday at two locations in the Morrison Commons.
Augustana's "Collegiate Readership Program" was piloted in 2007 and kicked off in 2008. The mission of the program is to enhance the learning environment on campus by encouraging students to read newspapers, promoting critical thinking and an awareness of current events.
The ASA politely reminds faculty, staff and college guests that the free newspapers are provided for students and are not available to others. Students are reminded to read, reuse, and recycle. Please return papers to the distribution racks in the Commons so that more students may have the opportunity to read the paper.
The ASA is excited to announce that this year's readership program has undergone some improvements and added online access to the New York Times for any student with an Augustana e-mail address! Please follow these quick and easy steps below to redeem your free access:
- Visit NYTimes.com/Passes. If you have never registered on NYTimes.com using your ole.augie.edu e-mail address, click on REGISTER and do so.
- Look for an e-mail from NYTimes.com with the heading "Confirm Your E-Mail Address". Click on the link in the e-mail. You have now verified your e-mail address and claimed your first NYTimes.com 24-hour Academic Pass. (If you don't see the verification e-mail in your inbox within 15 minutes, check your spam filter. If it is not there, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org using your ole.augie.edu e-mail address and we'll confirm your e-mail address for access)
- After your 24-hour pass has expired, log into NYTimes.com with your ole.augie.edu e-mail address, then visit NYTimes.com/Passes to claim a new pass for 24-hours.
- Bookmark NYTimes.com/Passes for easy access to passes. Stay logged into nytimes.com and just click that everyday for access using an internet browser. Stay logged in for automatic updates to the smartphone app.
- To download the NYTimes apps for smartphones, visit NYTimes.com/mobile.