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'From Concentration Camp to Campus'

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The internment of Japanese Americans in World War II remains a shameful episode in American history. In From Concentration Camp to Campus: Japanese American Students and World War II (University of Illinois Press), Allan W. Austin focuses on a positive event during the internments. More than 4,000 college students were allowed to leave the camps to enroll in colleges -- provided that the colleges would accept them and were not on the West Coast.

Boycott Against McGraw-Hill

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Can professors nationwide band together to battle the clout of Texas school boards? One professor, fed up with the influence of Texas educators on children's knowledge of sex and science, is trying to find out.

Sean G. Massey, the professor, got angry last fall, as he was reading about the latest skirmishes between textbook publishers and Texas school officials.

Priorities for a Press

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Nebraska shrinks its staff and its office to avoid cutting the number of books that it publishes.

A New Home for 'Change'

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Change magazine is changing hands.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced Wednesday that it would assume editorial control of the bimonthly higher education magazine, which is owned by Heldref Publications.

First Amendment Furor

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University press book sets off debate involving Alan Dershowitz, Arnold Schwarzenegger and charges of plagiarism and anti-Semitism.

New Option for Student Shoppers: E-Books

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8 college stores plan to offer electronic texts this fall, but will they sell?

Pressure Prompts Publisher to Punt

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Criticism of chapter on pederasty leads scholarly press to drop book on same-sex love in Greco-Roman times.

Publishers Sue Copy Shops for Alleged Infringement

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Boston companies charged with producing coursepacks for Northeastern and UMass without adequate permissions.

The King and Yale University Press

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Thai government, angry over critical biography of monarch, blocks access to publisher's Web site.

Google's Not-So-Simple Side

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Google’s quest to “organize the world’s information” is supposed to make life easier.  But the issues surrounding the company’s book search program have complicated many academics' views of copyright, because they involve many nuances surrounding security, infrastructure and compensation.

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