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Renewing a New York Times Academic Pass

A year has gone by since LaGuardians first began signing up for their free New York Times Academic passes. As those passes reach the end of the first year, the article counter will begin again for each individual pass-holder. After accessing 10 articles users will be prompted to subscribe or log-in. LaGuardia patrons should go to nytimes.com/passes and sign in as an existing subscriber. Pass holders should also receive an email from the New York Times with renewal instructions.

And if you have never signed up, follow the instruction below to take advantage of this valuable resource:

1. Go to nytimes.com/passes.

2. Click on "Register" and create a NYTimes.com account using your school email address.

3. At the bottom of the welcome page, click "Continue".

4. You will then see a message directing you to check your CUNY e-mail. The message should arrive in your inbox within 15 minutes. Click on the link provided to confirm your e-mail address.

5. Once confirmed it will simultaneously verify your eligibility and grant your Academic Pass.

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Under This Beautiful Dome

cover of ''Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, a Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America''

Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, a Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America by Terry Mutchler

"Mutchler was the newly appointed Associated Press bureau chief in Springfield when she met Illinois State Senator Penny Severns, who had been a mentor to Barack Obama during his time in the state legislature and had a promising career of her own. Despite the risk to Severns’ career and image, and worries about the ethical breaches for Mutchler, the two fell in love and began a five-year relationship, including a surreptitious and unofficial marriage. It was the 1990s in a conservative political town. At great emotional and psychological costs, they developed very elaborate schedules to hide their union, lying to friends, family, and colleagues, making secret rendezvous when they were both in the capital. Their lives became infinitely more complicated when Severns was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her twin had had a bout with cancer, and another sister had died of the disease. Severns' death forced Mutchler to confront the cruel limits on the rights of gay couples. This is a heartbreaking story of love and politics, a timely read with changes occurring across the nation in gay-marriage rights."

Bush, Vanessa. "Under this Beautiful Dome: A Senator, a Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America." Booklist 111.6 (2014): 6. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

This book is in the New Books area in front of the Reference Desk. Books not here in the Library can be requsted from storage (it only takes a day or so...). Instructions on how to request books are here.

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See our previous Books of the Week here.