Rival Bookstore Sues WVU Bookstore for $2 Million Monopoly

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Rival Bookstore Sues WVU Bookstore for $2 Million Monopoly A bookstore that serves the students of West Virginia University (WVU) has sued the university and Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. for monopolizing the textbook sales market in the WVU area. The Book Exchange filed the suit on June 8, claiming that WVU's practice of… Read more »

Textbooks Used to Promote Global Peace

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Textbooks Used to Promote Global Peace Educational experts from Europe and the Arab states are meeting on June 14th and 15th to discuss the instructional design of textbooks that encourage peace-building and global citizenship. The meeting, titled "Thinking and Building Peace Through Innovative Textbook Design," is sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural… Read more »

Technology Costs Students, Then Saves Them

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Technology Costs Students, Then Saves Them Technology has once again proven to be friend and foe. The advent of high-tech interactive learning materials has prompted its addition (along with a price increase) to college textbooks—without the consent of the average college student. On the other hand, new developments in technology are now allowing students to… Read more »

Government Advisory Committee Reports on Making Textbooks More Affordable

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Government Advisory Committee Reports on Making Textbooks More Affordable The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA) submitted a report to Congress on Friday that discussed their findings about the current state of textbook affordability. The one-year study was commissioned at the request of Congressmen Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) and David Wu (D-OR) in… Read more »