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The Obsoleteness of Textbooks

The Obsoleteness of Textbooks

Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under OPINION

With the advent of technology and accessibility of information, it's time to stop paying for overpriced, weighty piles of paper and opt for ebooks instead.

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NYU Law Textbooks Should Go Digital

NYU Law Textbooks Should Go Digital

Sam Chaddha, Guest Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under OPINION

No student is realistically arguing that we do away completely with casebooks. However, some alternatives can be suggested that are already in place for some subjects, but not for all across the board.

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How to Get Your Textbooks Cheaply and Quickly

How to Get Your Textbooks Cheaply and Quickly

Taylor Nicole Rogers, Features Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

At this point in the semester you have no excuse not to have all the books you need for your classes. Here’s how to save hundreds and get your books by the end of the week.

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Students Read Between the Lines of NYUSH Textbook Policies

Students Read Between the Lines of NYUSH Textbook Policies

Jemima McEvoy, News Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS, NYU

Students at NYU Shanghai fight with the administration over textbook policies.

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Books Shouldn’t Pile on Your $70K

Books Shouldn’t Pile on Your $70K

Ankita Bhanot, Deputy Features Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

Looking to save on your textbooks? There are lots of cheaper alternatives other than just the NYU bookstore.

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China textbook restrictions detrimental

China textbook restrictions detrimental

Zahra Haque, Staff Columnist

February 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION

The recent crackdown on textbooks in China limits the intellectual freedom of the country.

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Alternatives to Common Core also flawed

Alternatives to Common Core also flawed

Dana Brown, Contributing Columnist

November 24, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Common Core may have a variety of issues, but a prevalent critique against the educational standards is ironically misguided.

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Textbooks must be affordable, accessible

Textbooks must be affordable, accessible

WSN Editorial Board

September 16, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Textbooks are an added college expense. Faculty can do something to help alleviate the burden.

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Textbook exchange cuts out middleman

Textbook exchange cuts out middleman

April 11, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, FEATURES

Conceived in a dormroom and developed in Bobst library, textbook vendor SquareRush entered the competitive market on April 9 as the newest creation of a trio of freshmen. Stern students Harsh Doshi and Kashish Kumar and CAS student Roland Cassirer launched the vendor to aid students in selling and buyi...

NYU bookstore suffers sales loss

NYU bookstore suffers sales loss

February 5, 2013


Filed under NEWS

With the increase of startup textbook exchange companies and a movement towards online textbook purchases, the NYU Bookstore has seen a decrease in sales in the past four years. College students often try to save money when purchasing textbooks by using sellers other than the school bookstore. The...

Bookstore introduces new programs to simplify textbook payment process

Bookstore introduces new programs to simplify textbook payment process

September 3, 2012


Filed under NEWS

The NYU Bookstore implemented online price comparison and in-store textbook rentals, new programs that will help students avoid the sometimes time-consuming and expensive task of acquiring textbooks. A beta version of an online price comparison service, released earlier this summer, is now available...

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