Baruch doesn’t advertise student access to The Financial Times


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The Editorial Board

Baruch College provides its students with many free subscriptions to news sites and papers, but more can be done to spread awareness about these among the student body.

While some of these subscriptions, like The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, are advertised very clearly on the Newman Library’s website, papers like The Financial Times are not.

The Zicklin School of Business website features a section to help students navigate and avail the free subscription.

However, the paper can be valuable for Weissman and Marxe students as well, especially those taking classes like economics, political science, business journalism or communications and financial engineering.

Unfortunately, neither the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences’ website nor the Marxe School of International and Public Affairs’ website have any information on how to access this resource. In fact, even the Newman

Library’s website only shows the paper’s archives from as recent as 2010.

This oversight deprives Baruch students from fully availing the resources that they have access to and leaves them without the valuable information the paper is known for.

The Financial Times was founded in 1888 and is recognized as one of the most trusted and comprehensive business and economic news sources around the globe.

The paper covers information useful to many different audiences, including students and interns. It also features stories from across the world.

Not only does it provide its readers with important finance- and business-related information, it often focuses on political developments and how they may affect businesses and citizens.

Students have been long encouraged by economic analysts and professionals in the financial world to hone their “commercial awareness” skills as early as possible. These skills take time to master and
include developing an understanding of the financial world through papers and research.

Free access to papers such as The Financial Times can be an essential tool for students to succeed in the professional world.

Baruch must do more to ensure that every student is aware that these resources are not only available to them, but also how exactly these resources can be used by students depending on their individual needs.

Not only will doing so equip students with the best assets to use, it will create better and more competent Baruch graduates.