The PawPrints Collegiate Readership Program (CRP) is designed to help students become more aware of what is happening outside of the Towson campus bubble by providing free newspapers to students. Copies of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Baltimore Sun are available on campus at twelve different locations Monday through Friday during the academic semesters.
Students, faculty and staff have complete access to all three newspapers online:
Each semester Towson University faculty members integrate the New York Times, USA Today, and the Baltimore Sun into the classroom curriculum. Faculty who specifically include the NY Times in their Fall course syllabus receive FREE home delivery of the New York Times, Monday through Friday during the semester.
Faculty members interested in participating in the New York Times in the Classroom Program should complete the New York Times in the Classroom form by following this LINK.
Integration of newspapers into course curriculum allows for discussion and reflection on topics that have direct impact on the students, from social issues and new technology to the global economy and career opportunities. Promoting Civic Engagement is a university priority that is captured in the Towson University 2020 plan.
You can access The New York Times in Education Teaching Toolkit on AASCU's website. We hope it will be of use to you and your faculty members. If you would like to share examples from your classrooms, we encourage you to submit them for future inclusion.
New York Times Talks
New York Times Talks are another part of the PawPrints Program. Join the conversation about what is going on in the world around us by attending a New York Times Talk. For more information about the New York Times Talks visit theNew York Times Talk web page.
Benefits of Participating in the PawPrints Program
Promoting civic engagement and leadership is a priority captured in Towson University's 2020 Strategic Plan. PawPrints, provides opportunities for students to get civically engaged at Towson. The program:
Encourages critical thinking
Promotes global awareness
Cultivates social responsibility
Brings relevancy to the classroom
Fosters serendipitous learning
Integration of newspapers into course curricula allows for discussion and reflection on topics that have direct impact on the lives of students today, from social issues and new technology to the global economy and career opportunities.