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The Gateway

The Gateway

The Gateway made its debut at the University of Alberta on November 21, 1910. The newspaper was founded when a group of students gathered at the home of Liddy Lloyd to discuss the creation of a student newspaper. Albert Edward Ottewell was The Gateway's first editor-in-chief.

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News & Updates

Interesting Peel Statistical Analysis from the 1st Half of 2015

For the 1st 6 months of 2015, here are some interesting stats about users and usage of the Peel site, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca
-1.9+ million page views!
-60% new visitors versus 40% returning
-of all visits, 78% via desktop computer (includes laptops); and then remaining equally tablet and mobile
-newspapers are the top choice for Peel users, and then the Henderson Directories after that (with Edmonton and Winnipeg vying for 1st place usage!)
-Other top Henderson Directories include Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon
-Top used newspaper is the Edmonton Bulletin
-Postcards are also very popular
-By Country: ... July 20, 2015

Recent Additions to the University of Alberta Board of Governors Collection

Seven new Peel's Prairie Provinces titles have recently been added to the Board of Governors (BOG) Featured Collection to honour the 7 BOG & BOG External Committee members who have just finished their terms. ... June 17, 2015

University of Alberta Centenary Publications

University of Alberta Newspapers

Several U of A publications were digitized as part of the 2008 Centenary celebrations. Showcasing the University's rich history of student, faculty and alumni publication, you can now view and search back issues of Folio, The Trail, The New Trail, Poundmaker and The Gateway. For a full listing of material digitized to mark the 100 year anniversary, please see the Centenary website.

The Alberta Non-Partisan

The Alberta Non-Partisan

The Alberta Non-Partisan (1917-1919), edited by William Irvine, was a political newspaper and the official organ of the Non-Partisan League, an agrarian protest movement seeking a stronger voice for farmers' political interests. For more background on the Non-Partisan League, read Rise to Power, Alberta Online Encyclopedia.