University mulls buying New York Times digital subscription

Gelman Library is considering purchasing a digital subscription of The New York Times for student use, after the Times began charging non-subscribers for unlimited access to online content late last month.

University spokeswoman Courtney Bowe said GW is waiting to make a final decision until the Times announces plans for student and university discounts.

GW is one of about 350 schools that subscribes to The New York Times College Readership Program, which daily provides at least 100 papers free of charge to students.

Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for The New York Times, said participating schools will soon be contacted about online content.

“There will be student discounts, particularly for colleges that are part of our readership program,” Murphy said.

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