Many work-study students who would like to join the Columbia Daily Spectator find the time-commitment onerous, because they need to earn money to qualify for matching government awards that help cover their college costs. However, the work-study initiative set in place three years ago by the Managing Board has allowed some such students to work in the office and gain valuable journalism skills while still qualifying for their award money. The number of participants has grown in those three years, and the current board would like to see it grow further.
To achieve this goal, we need to continue the Capital Campaign, which is the principal source of funding for it. The Managing Board and the Spectator Board of Trustees will be consulting this fall on a target for the next year.