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In switch to digital-first products, publishers are signing fewer textbook authors

Leading academic publishers are signing fewer textbook authors and instead channeling investments into digital courseware.

New book renews debate about donor influence

New book outlines how rich donors have become more assertive about how their money should be used and explores the costs to higher ed.

University's $999 online textbook creates confusion and outrage

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."

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.

Interview with Hanna Holborn Gray on her memoir

Hanna Holborn Gray, who led Yale and the University of Chicago in eras of overt sexism, discusses her new memoir -- and her advice for a new generation of women rising through the ranks.

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.

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.

Facing criticism, Cambridge University Press changes course and won't comply with Chinese government censorship request

Facing intense criticism for caving to censors, Cambridge University Press restores access to more than 300 journal articles it had blocked in China -- but the problem for publishers isn’t going away. Chinese authorities also try to block articles from another journal.

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