As of May 2016, the Office of Student Life and Conduct announced it will be discontinuing the Stall Street Journal.
The publication has been posted in the bathrooms on campus for nearly two decades. The office acknowledges that posting in restrooms is a popular tool for communicating with students about campus events and important announcements but that the publication has become time consuming and resource intensive for the office.
The publication began in 1996 and was published in house at the Student Life office. It was originally produced on Macintosh equipment and early versions of publishing software.
“As we assessed the person power required to collect, organize, and proofread all the submissions, the design time to develop the publications, and the person power to distribute across all the stall on campus and our regional locations – not to mention the costs for the acrylic holders (that were frequently broken) and the special tape that does not remove paint – we believed there was a better use of time for those involved,” said Eric Mullen, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management “Also, we believe we could develop a better way to communicate on a regular basis with students (and evaluate the reach and make adjustments) through a digital solution.”
The Stall Street Journal will be replaced with a digital blog which will be posting similar information that was included in the print version. The new online resource will be available during the Fall 2016 semester.