This week’s Lawrentian is the last of third term. As has been the case for years, we only budget for papers through week eight in order to allow our writers to catch up on the previous eight weeks of neglected studies and to make the best use of our budget. This year, however, we’re going to do something a little different. Next Friday The Lawrentian will publish a special web only edition. By publishing to the web, we’ll be able to continue our coverage of campus news and events, but not break our budget or subject our staff to the labor intensive process of publishing a print issue.This will also give us an opportunity to refine our new website, www.lawrentian.com. We’ve done a lot of work over the past term to create a comprehensive web version of The Lawrentian, and we think www.lawrentian.com is just that. The site features a complete version of the paper, published every Friday at 5 p.m., as well as searchable archives of past Lawrentians. The site is also compatible with AvantGo so PDA users can take The Lawrentian with them.
The website also allows us to do things the printed paper does not. We are particularly happy to be able to offer a complete version of the paper to Lawrentians studying abroad and to be able to make it easier for them to contribute their opinions to the paper.
We have set up online forums for the news and editorials sections, which will allow our readers to voice their opinions on campus issues quickly and easily in a public forum. Letters to the editor will also be accepted via the web, and classified ads will eventually be available online for publication both in print and on the web.
We look forward to expanding our presence on the web as we continue to improve all aspects of The Lawrentian, and we hope that you will visit www.lawrentian.com and check out next week’s edition.