THE ARGUS NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Donating is easy and much appreciated!
This year, going against past precedent, the Student Budget Committee decided not to fund Argus student workers for the spring of 2013 and future semesters. In the face of these unexpected financial difficulties, The Argus is pursuing alternative fundraising methods. Payment for student workers, specifically copy editors, layout staff, business manager, and ads manager, is essential to ensuring that the newspaper remains factually and grammatically correct, visually appealing, readable, and efficient. The hiring process is based on merit, and payment is necessary to ensure that workers treat their duty at The Argus as a job with mandatory attendance and late nights regardless of other commitments. Without the minimal payment that we have offered in past semesters, we can unequivocally say that The Argus would cease to exist as a quality publication.
The Argus plays a critical role on Wesleyan’s campus and has since 1868, making it the nation’s oldest twice-weekly college newspaper. The Argus provides comprehensive, investigative news coverage; gives students a regular platform from which to voice opinions either through Wespeaks or the Opinion section; serves as an accurate historical record for campus happenings; offers students free advertising space for events; and follows a strict, frequent printing
The Argus is completely, and importantly, independent from the University—we receive no University funding, and Argus workers do not receive academic credit. The resulting product benefits every member of the campus community—in addition to our website, 1,200 copies of The Argus are published each Tuesday and Friday, available to students, prospective students, faculty, staff, and Middletown residents.
We need your help to ensure that The Argus can continue to be the reliable, high-quality newspaper that it has been since 1868. Thank you so much for your support!