Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 19, 2020
Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.
Author of new book on "purposeful graduates" says colleges must talk to students about the importance of creating and living meaningful lives.
Fewer and fewer students are buying their textbooks at the Bowdoin College bookstore, so the college is outsourcing its textbook center to Chegg.
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.
New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.
Authors of new book about academic fraud at UNC argue that big-time college athletes are being cheated out of an education.
A new book reflects on generation gaps and how they get that way. Scott McLemee takes a look.
New book seeks to shine light on the challenges dads face while trying to balance their home and work lives.
A recently discovered letter and a new book reveal a dark side of American law enforcement. Scott McLemee investigates.
In the new book The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel, a key theme is the relationship between anti-Semitism and the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
He's a canonical figure in American literature, but Edgar Allan Poe's verse has always had its detractors. Scott McLemee considers a quaint and curious volume in his defense.
Unsure about accepting research funding from a morally contentious source? An ethicist weighs in.
New article points out that through lazy or fraudulent citations, scholars spread rumors -- at times creating "academic urban legends." The story of spinach and an allegedly misplaced decimal point shows how.

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