Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
We divide history into periods just to keep it manageable. Scott McLemee reports on a discussion of whether we're doing it right.
How should parents prepare children for college? In a new book, a former college president takes a look at programs and resources at five different institutions to find out what students need and what parents should do during the first year of college.
Authors discuss new book on high levels of Asian-American achievement in education in which they argue that it's not about culture.
Does the arc of the universe bend toward justice? Scott McLemee looks into a philosopher's book on racial profiling and police homicide.
Historians are recovering the sounds, smells and other sensory details of the past. Scott McLemee checks the record.
Author discusses new book about how historically black colleges have responded to discrimination, economic challenges and more.
Author of new book on "purposeful graduates" says colleges must talk to students about the importance of creating and living meaningful lives.
Author discusses new book in which he argues that institutions can hold themselves to higher levels of accountability and inclusivity.
It's the most important American political document scarcely anyone remembers a word of. Scott McLemee reports on a new book putting the Emancipation Proclamation in context.
Fewer and fewer students are buying their textbooks at the Bowdoin College bookstore, so the college is outsourcing its textbook center to Chegg.
Author discusses his new book seeking the abolition of institutional review boards.
The class biases of those hiring for the highest-paid entry-level jobs ensure that those jobs go to graduates of elite colleges from affluent backgrounds, a new book argues.

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