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Textbook publishers find new ways to squeeze students

Textbook publishers find new ways to squeeze students

D. K. Schwartz, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


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Defying perceptions of a dying industry, one sector of the publishing world is still doing brisk business these days, and it’s all thanks to college students. After raising the average college textbooks’ price nearly 200 percent since 1997—a surge outpaced only by hospital services — the corporat...

The termination of textbooks

The termination of textbooks

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 26, 2018


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It sits at my bedside table. The wood-panelling of my walls makes its blue and orange colors dance along with old receipts and gum wrappers drifting across my floor. The dust it has collected makes me reflect on simpler times, perhaps a time when this arrangement of paper didn’t sit beside my bed, plott...

Senator Dick Durbin proposes bill to lower textbook prices

Senator Dick Durbin proposes bill to lower textbook prices

Evelyn Baker

October 2, 2017


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Illinois senator Dick Durbin held a press conference call on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with two of his fellow senators Al Franken, D-MN, and Angus King, I-ME, to reintroduce the Affordable College Textbook Act. Read More »...

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