At the Ref Desk (4/25/17): Someone calls but when I pick up the phone all I get is background noise -- people talking, etc. Did he or she just sit on their smartphone and dial out accidentally? Interesting jumping off point for a work of fiction... [more...]
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How Humanities Can Help Fix the World

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 10/24/16 (12:50pm)
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Sunday, October 2, 2016
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To learn what anti-Semitism and racism are, students must turn to history and sociology courses. To learn why they are evil and how to avoid them, they must turn to the humanities.

Students Remain Reluctant to Try E-Textbooks, Survey Finds

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 10/27/10 (9:04pm)
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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The vast majority of students say they prefer print textbooks over electronic ones, and attitudes have not shifted markedly in the past year, according to the results of a survey by the National Association of College Stores.

The survey, set to be released tomorrow, found that 76 percent of students would pick a printed book over an e-textbook if the choice was left entirely up to them. That’s the exact same proportion as in the previous year’s survey.