Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 28, 2018
An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."
Whatever happened to the shrinking work week that futurologists used to worry about? Scott McLemee checks into a volume in the field of leisure studies.
A new restriction from Amazon prevents students from bringing some of their rented textbooks across state lines.
Derek Bok's new book asserts that much of the recent criticism of higher education is inaccurate or oversimplified, but that plenty of serious problems do exist.
A documentary about the philosopher, mystic, and rebel is coming out on DVD. Scott McLemee hears from the director.
Editors of new book discuss the zombie apocalypse in higher education.
A new book charts the rise of an artform so loud and harsh that "music" may not be the word for it. Scott McLemee brings the noise.
Law education has been a bit beleaguered lately. A new book shows what's still right about legal education and where it needs to go.
Longtime higher education scholar Robert Zemsky tries to get at what’s actually keeping higher education from making changes. His answer? A lot.
Author discusses themes of new book on the courts and higher education.
American Historical Association wants universities to permit blocking of online access to doctoral students' work for six years, saying such rules will protect new Ph.D.s seeking to publish. Not everyone wants to be protected.
We've learned to tune out the constant bombardment of advertisements. Scott McLemee looks at a new analysis of techniques for commanding consumer attention.
In her new memoir, a professor recounts her experience being raped as a college student, her university's seeming indifference and what it took to help her recover.

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