Published: Sunday, January 17, 2010
Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012 00:02
The Daily Campus is the largest daily college newspaper in the state of Connecticut and employs nearly 200 students during the academic year. We publish Monday through Friday during the academic year and deliver 8,000 copies to over 80 locations both on- and off-campus and to select locations at the Greater Hartford regional campus.
In 1896, the S.A.C. Lookout was created at the Storrs Agricultural College, Storrs, Conn. The College had just opened up its first female dormitory and two young newspaper pioneers, John H. Evens and John N. Fitts, started what we know today as The Daily Campus.
The staff was small, unpaid and included the captain of the football team as its Sports Editor. When the college newspaper founders laid out their pages, it was by hand-selecting tiny metal slugs with embossed letters from a printer's California job case. Today, The Daily Campus uses top-of-the-line technology to print and deliver the news to our readers.
The Daily Campus has had continuous daily publication for over 50 years and has recently celebrated its 110th anniversary. In the 1970s, the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees granted The Connecticut Daily Campus its independence from the Associated Student Government and created the newspaper it is today.