Pawprints Collegiate Readership Program

The Collegiate Readership Program (PawPrints) is designed to help students become more aware of what is happening outside of the TU campus. Free digital access to The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun is available to all students, faculty and staff during the academic year.

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Readership Program



Starting with the 2020-2021 academic year, all Towson University students, faculty, and staff will receive digital subscriptions to The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun.

If you have any questions as you access these services, please email us at

Benefits of Participating in the PawPrints Program

Promoting Civic Engagement is a university priority that is captured in the Towson University 2020 plan. 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. PawPrints provides opportunities for students to get civically engaged at TU by: 

  • Encouraging critical thinking
  • Promoting global awareness
  • Cultivating social responsibility
  • Bringing relevancy to the classroom
  • Fostering serendipitous learning

You can access The New York Times in Education Teaching Toolkit online. If you would like to share teaching examples from your classrooms, we encourage you to submit them for future inclusion.

New York Times Talks Luncheons

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.