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The Athenaeum is the official student newspaper at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. It was founded in 1874, initially as a student literary magazine. The Athenaeum continued in its original format until the 1940s, at which point it became a more traditional newspaper.

The Acadia University Athenaeum Society, preceding the paper, was established in 1860 by a group of students. By 1895, the Society had added debating to their objective, and was thereafter alternatively known as the Athenaeum Debating Society. The 1935 Calendar states that the Athenaeum Society sponsored all inter-class, intercollegiate and other debates.

In 1874 the Athenaeum Society issued the first issue of the student publication, the Acadia Athenaeum.

The Athenaeum was predeceased by the Lyceum Society which was established in 1858 and dissolved in 1860.[1]

It has a circulation of 600 per issue to the Acadia campus and the community of Wolfville. It is available free of charge and is distributed to local businesses and many on-campus buildings.


Past Editors-in-ChiefEdit

2019-20- Ruvimbo Chipazi

2018-19- Colin Mitchell

2017-18- Sid Kondapuram

2016-17- Andrew Haskett

2015-16- Andrew Haskett

2014-15 - Stephanie Bethune

2013-14 - Iain Bauer

2012-13 - Qasim Kareemi

2011-12 - Vanessa Gallant

2010-11 - Angela Johnson

2009-10 - Tim Hansen

2008-09 - Fraser MacKinnon-Blair.

2007-08 - Lucas Timmons

2006-07 - Angela Wilson

2005-06 - Sarah O'Connor

2004-05 - Jon Flemming

2003-04 - Janice Hudson

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Acadia University. Athenaeum Society collection - MemoryNS". Retrieved 2018-05-09.

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