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Professor discusses his book on being raped

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Professor writes about how he was raped as a young man, drawing attention to male victims of a terrible crime.

Oberlin Group launches 'platinum' open-access publisher Lever Press

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Dozens of liberal arts colleges come together to form Lever Press, a book publishing imprint that promises to be open access for both authors and readers.

Editors and editorial board quit top linguistics journal to protest subscription fees

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The six editors and 31 editorial board members of Lingua, a top linguistics journal, have all resigned to protest Elsevier pricing. They plan a new open-access journal.

Author discusses new book on interdisciplinarity

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Author discusses new book that considers both the positive and negative impacts of an interdisciplinary approach.

In the 'era of the $400 college textbook,' affordability initiatives take a utilitarian approach

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Even as free and low-cost textbook initiatives grow, most efforts are still focused on introductory courses. Options are far more limited in upper-level courses, where a single textbook can now cost $400.

Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

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A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.

Paris attacks reignite debate over university presses' commitment to free speech.

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Terrorist attacks in Paris have resurrected a free speech battle between a scholar and Yale U. Press, which removed cartoons about Muhammad from her book.

Rethinking the library proves a divisive topic at many liberal arts institutions

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Library directors at liberal arts institutions are losing their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over the future of the academic library.

Psychology group objects to book's portrayal of its role in post-9/11 torture

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The American Psychological Association objects to a new book's portrayal of its role in government-sponsored enhanced interrogation practices in post-9/11 years.

George Washington U. clarifies 'no alternative textbook vendor' guidelines

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George Washington U. backs away from telling faculty members they can't show students where to find less expensive versions of their textbooks.

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