The Vermont Cynic

It is time to take back the textbook market

It is time to take back the textbook market

Ari Kotler

September 12, 2019

Being a college student in the U.S. means frequent reminders that education is pay-to-play. We pay for a ticket into the “educated” workforce, and we pay a lot. Rising tuition costs usually dominate the conversation around college affordability, but in recent years, textbooks have also become unaf...

Course And Textbook Descriptions To Be Avaliable Before Registration

Course And Textbook Descriptions To Be Avaliable Before Registration

Lindsay Freed, Ben Drape, and Seneca Hart

September 25, 2018

Alek Fleury Students will have access to detailed course and textbook information before registering for classes this semester. The faculty contract was updated this summer and now requires professors to provide an extended course description with information about textbooks two weeks before course reg...

A different kind of library

Charlotte Fisher

September 14, 2015

It may seem hard to avoid racking up a pricey bill when it comes to buying textbooks, but some UVM students are trying to change that. Books 4 Equality is a free library accessible online for anyone to view, search and borrow books from, according to their website. “Equal access to textbooks for every...

Seniors fight textbook prices

April 21, 2015

A semester’s worth of books may cost nothing for students in the future.Seniors Alex Perkins and Benjamin Kaufman are creating an online system where students donate and borrow books, all free of charge. “We spent all this money on a book that we were really only using for one semester,” Per...

Buying books on the cheap

January 13, 2015

Every semester, students’ bags get a little heavier and their wallets get a lot lighter.High textbook prices have been a burden on students for far too long and it’s time to do something about it.The high price of textbooks severely limits the quality of education for students at UVM and across the...

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