New York Times in Education Program


Lunch with The New York Times  -  Faculty Workshops   -  Accessing The New York Times


Introducing Lunch with The New York Times!

The Professional Development Center, in collaboration with Reed Library, is pleased to introduce "Lunch with The New York Times." This monthly current events discussion, facilitated by faculty experts from across campus, promises to provide engaging and thought-provoking conversations on an eclectic range of topics in the news.

Lunch is provided, and all SUNY Fredonia students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Brief articles will be provided to participants the week prior to the discussion. Reserve your seat today! 

Get free online access to The New York Times by visiting Register using your email address. 


February Discussion: Discrimination, Civil Rights, and the Sochi Olympics

Recommended Articles:

An Olympics in the Shadow of a War Zone

Bomb Attacks in Russia Echo Threats by Chechen Insurgents: Two terrorist attacks in Volgograd have sowed widespread fear across the country, and the attention of Russian security services has turned to the insurgent leader, Doku Umarov.

Gays in Russia Find No Haven, Despite Support From the West: Despite the breathtaking wealth and vibrant culture in its metropolises, Russia remains a country where discrimination and violence against gay people are widely tolerated.

On Holding Hands and Fake Marriage: Stories of Being Gay in Russia: To better understand what it is like to identify as L.G.B.T. in a country that officially discourages openness, The Times asked readers to share their stories.

Life Under Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Ban: There have been only a few prosecutions, but the anti-homosexual law has begun to bite in other ways.

Latitude: Views from Around the World: Latitude offers incisive commentary on issues of local and international concern – dispatches on the most significant and intriguing issues, interpreted for a global audience. Author Masha Gessen writes a regular opinion piece Latitude, and is a powerful voice standing for political rights in Russia. Her blog posts can be found at:

March Discussion: A Look at the College Affordability Crisis

Facilitated by Dr. Terry Brown, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Friday, March 28, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
The Garden at Reed Library 
Reserve your seat!

Click here for The New York Times coverage of Colleges & Universities

About the facilitator: Dr. Brown earned her doctorate in English from the University of Florida. Throughout her career, she has made numerous academic and administrative contributions in higher education, with experience in areas such as accreditation, assessment, recruitment and retention, shared governance, organizational restructuring, community engagement, diversity initiatives, and international partnerships. She currently oversees the Academic Affairs division at SUNY Fredonia. 

Topic Overview: 

Degrees of Debt
This series examines the implications of soaring college costs and the indebtedness of students and their families.

Student Debt at Colleges and Universities Across the Nation:

Business and Economics: 

Measuring College Prestige vs. Cost of Enrollment: Many students face a choice between a college that offers little financial aid but has a superior reputation or a less prestigious college that offers a merit scholarship.

Why College Supply Matters

The Bane and the Boon of For-Profit Colleges


Obama’s Plan Aims to Lower Cost of College: President Obama announced a ranking system for colleges based on tuition, graduation rates and the percentage of lower-income students who attend, and he ultimately wants to link those ratings to federal aid.

On Bus Tour, Obama Seeks to Shame Colleges Into Easing Costs: Promising to eventually use federal student aid as leverage, President Obama said, “We can’t price the middle class and everybody working to get into the middle class out of college.”


Despite Rising Sticker Prices, Actual College Costs Stable Over Decade, Study Says: The net cost of a private college works out to about $23,000 this year, a figure that, adjusted for inflation, has not varied much for 10 years.


College, the Great Unleveler

A Quick Way to Cut College Costs:


April Discussion: Pollution Prevention and the Protection of Clean Water

Facilitated by Dr. Sam Mason, Chemistry
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
The Garden at Reed Library 
Reserve your seat!

 Click here for The New York Times coverage of Water Pollution

About the facilitator: Dr. Mason earned her doctorate in Chemistry at the University of Montana as a NASA Earth System Science scholar. She is currently an Associate Professor at SUNY Fredonia in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her research interests are focused upon plastic pollution within freshwater ecosystems. In addition to her primary academic role she serves as the coordinator of the Environmental Sciences program.


The New York Times would like to invite SUNY Fredonia faculty to join Mark Condor, Education Account Manager, The New York Times, for a workshop on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Workshop Info:
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 11 AM- 12 PM
Drop in for a Lunchtime Q&A session starting at 12:00 PM
Location: PDC Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
Click Here to RSVP!

During this interactive session, instructional strategies for using The Times’ print and digital content will be shared. We will also explore two of the newest resources available to faculty at SUNY Fredonia, The New York Times in the First Year program and The New York Times in Leadership project. 

If you would like to discuss unique ways to incorporate our content into your specific course, please e-mail your syllabus to, by February 7, 2014. 


SUNY Fredonia students currently have access to The New York Times, both digitally and in print, including the full digital archive. 

For Students: Accessing The New York Times

Online Access:
Students can visit and register using their email address. (In addition to full access to the current edition, the academic pass allows for access to 100 archived articles, per user, per month)

Get a Print Copy:
Print copies of newspaper are currently being delivered to the following campus locations: Thompson Hall (at the FREDExpress Cafe), Fenton Hall (main entrance lobby), McEwen Hall (near the FSA McEwen Cafe), and the Williams Center (outside Tim Hortons). 

On Facebook:
Students can "Like" The New York Times in Leadership and/or The New York Times in the First Year to have Times articles delivered daily to their newsfeed, as well as live webcasts with New York Times journalists.

For Faculty: Using The New York Times in Your Classes

If you plan to incorporate The New York Times into your courses, please send a copy of your syllabus showing The New York Times as required reading, along with your contact information, to As part of your participation, you will receive a complimentary print or digital subscription for the duration of your course! (Note: if you are requiring students to read online, you will receive a complimentary digital subscription. If you are requiring students to read The Times in print, your complimentary print subscription can be a Monday -- Friday subscription to the paper, and includes free digital access.) 

Should you be interested in incorporating content from The New York Times in the First Year program and/or The New York Times in Leadership Project, please also note this in your syllabus and access will be arranged for the duration of the term.

Visit to find ways to integrate The Times into your course, an extensive library of instructional strategies from faculty already using The Times, and other resources.

About The New York Times Readership Program: 

"The Times engages students every day by letting them make connections between what they study in their coursework and the events, issues and trends playing out across the pages of The Times. Educators across the country use The times as the highest-quality source of news and analysis. With its variety of style and content, The Times can enhance a host of disciplines."

Special thanks to Academic Affairs and the Office of the Provost for its support in sponsoring this program.

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