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."
Violations of policies on peer review are cited, without saying what the violations were.
Author discusses his new book defending research universities in an environment where their value is questioned by politicians and pundits.
In her book, Susan Harlan imagines sitting down with literature's favorite characters to learn more about their interior decorating sense.
After years of avoiding public comment about her college years, the former first lady uses autobiography to describe what it was like to be a working-class black student at an elite, predominantly white campus.
Scott McLemee reviews Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border by Ieva Jusionyte.
Mathematics scholar turned college president discusses his new book on problem solving.
Scott McLemee reviews Timothy Beal's The Book of Revelation: A Biography.
New book outlines how rich donors have become more assertive about how their money should be used and explores the costs to higher ed.
Appeals court ruling continues decade-long legal battle between Georgia State University and three publishers over what constitutes "fair use" of course materials. Does anyone still care about the outcome?
Few people seemed to have noticed that it was a put-down of academics concerned with racial issues, write Joel P. Christensen and Matthew A. Sears.
In the wake of the most recent effort to undermine transgender people and their rights, Scott McLemee reviews this year's books on them.
Unhappy with a new online-only book ordering system, professors at Middlebury College are calling for books to be put back on the shelves of their college bookstore.

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