The first University of Rochester student newspaper--The University Record--was issued in 1873 and is a direct ancestor of today's Campus Times. The "CT" family tree includes The Rochester Campus, The Campus, The Cloister Window, and Tower Times. These papers have always dominated the campus newsstands, but have had competition over the years from alternate general news publications and others aimed at specific audiences.
This website of student newspapers is dedicated in memory of John “Swanee” Swanson ’83. Recognizing that the Campus Times has been a vital record of University of Rochester history since 1873, Swanee’s classmates, friends, and family have chosen to honor him and all he represented by generously contributing to the digitization of the Campus Times and providing for online access to the collection.