Edward Howe, Ph.D., professor emeritus of economics, and Gary Thompson, director of the Standish Library, have digitized copies of Siena College student newspapers dating from 1938 to 1981. This project allows the Siena community and friends easy access to a chronicle of the College’s past. The title of the student newspaper evolved from “The Chevalier” to “The Siena News” to “The Indian” to “The Promethean,” which continues to be the students’ major on-campus news outlet.
If you would like to peruse past issues, visit www.siena.edu/archives and click on the student newspaper link at the bottom of the page. “It is possible to put in a keyword and do a search of the newspapers about any topic ranging from basketball to zoology,” Thompson said.
With a special thanks to David Smith ’79, vice president for development and external affairs, and the development staff for their assistance in funding the project. Those who consult this online archive will discover an intriguing way to celebrate Siena’s history during this, our diamond jubilee.
In 2013 the College hopes to digitize issues from the last 31 years.