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In the face of criticism that he's a Holocaust victim blamer, co-author of wellness textbook says he meant to inspire people

Co-author of wellness textbook says he meant to inspire people to know their self-worth and lead healthier lives. But critics say his book implies that those who died in the Holocaust were weak and that cancer is a choice.

Philip Roth's relationship to academe? It's complicated

Several of novelist Philip Roth's books called out academics as misguided, hyper-political or overtly ambitious. But professors say he was happy to be taught at colleges.

More institutions consider ending their 'big deals' with publishers

An increasing number of universities are ending, or threatening to end, bundled journal subscriptions with major publishers.

New books examine college governance and how it can adapt to changing times

Authors break down the basics of university governance but can't resist looking at the big picture.

Author discusses new book in which he criticizes use of metrics in higher education

Author discusses new book on what he views as the dangers of an obsession with numbers in analyzing admissions, academic success, faculty productivity and more in higher education.

New novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least

A new novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least. But it will make you laugh. And that's the point.

Co-editors discuss their new work on keywords for understanding academe

Co-editors discuss their no-holds-barred dictionary for academic life.

Book dissects research fraud from an organizational level

Using a database of 750 cases of research fraud from around the world, professors examine fraud as a phenomenon, tracing its history and trajectory and looking at what can be done about it.

Q&A with author of book on the unequal higher ed landscape

New book explores how colleges were not created equal -- and how pressures have driven them to be even less so in recent decades.

New book by former professor looks at Georgetown's campus in Qatar, warts and all

New book by a former professor looks at the tensions and struggles behind what author describes as Georgetown’s “bold, important and interesting” experiment to bring American liberal education to Qatar.

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