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The Daily Athenaeum: A 130-year legacy with 100 years of student-led history at WVU


The Daily Athenaeum, as a student-led, independent print and online publication at West Virginia University, is far more than just a workspace that incubates journalism’s next generation — it’s an epicenter of community for students and advisers alike. 

Founded as a literary magazine at WVU in 1887, The Daily Athenaeum, also called the “DA,” has a 130-year legacy with 100 years of faculty and student involvement.

Operating and serving students and the community during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is adding a special edition to that legacy.

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