Published on September 28, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
The Samford Crimson
The Samford Crimson

Samford University’s student-produced newspaper, The Samford Crimson, is back in print after switching to a digital-only format at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication’s staff, led by Editor-in-Chief Katy Beth Boyers, has completely redesigned the newspaper, shifting to an updated tabloid format.

Readers can expect the traditional campus-wide coverage on a variety of topics, including student life, academics and sports in addition to continued online content.

“The return of a printed version of The Samford Crimson is a reason to celebrate,” said media and professional development adviser Ana R. Good. Good noted that the newspaper, first published in 1915, has been an important voice on campus through the last century, providing insights and perspectives only students can deliver. “The staff is excited to unveil a new version of the paper to the Samford community, offering a refreshed look for loyal and new readers alike.”

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.