About 10 months after the Veritas News was first approved to go online behind a login, the newspaper’s website is now public and open to all.
On Wednesday, Jan. 8, the President’s Cabinet met to finalize removing the login. Later that day, Webmaster John Shea notified Editor in Chief Cody Shepard and Adviser Jonathan Fitzgerald that the Veritas was public.
“It’s been a long process, but I’m looking forward to the opportunities this presents and what it means for expanding our readership,” Shepard said.
Shepard proposed removing the login on Sept. 9. Before being able to remove the login, among other concerns, the cabinet wanted the publications board to be reinstated.
The re-established publications board, consisting of students, faculty, staff, and administration, provides the Veritas with “support and guidance representing a broad spectrum of readers and constituents,” Vice President for Student Development Jeff Kirksey said.
The board, which evaluates student publications and elects future editors, has met twice and will continue to meet at least once every month.
“The Veritas has become a strong publication over the past year,” Kirksey added. “I am hopeful that the opening of the Veritas will be another step toward making the Veritas an even stronger student publication moving forward.”
New issues of the Veritas News will be published every Monday online.