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North Dakota State University Bookstore Saves Students $500,000

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/23/17 8:04 AM

The semester is just getting underway, but already the North Dakota State University Bookstore is making headlines with newly implemented changes that have saved students money and decreased bookstore expenses. NDSU Bookstore Interim Director Kim Anvinson took the time to discuss with us how the bookstore does its part to increase student affordability and to welcome new and returning students to campus.

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What Accounts for Towson's Soaring Success?

Posted by Lori Reese on 10/16/17 5:30 AM

Some call it inclusive access, others all-inclusive. At Towson University, the program that builds textbook charges into course fees is called direct access. Whatever name you choose, there’s no doubt that University Store Director Stacy Elofir’s decision to use the model has been a boon for the retailer, the students and the school.  

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Alphabetically Challenged: Another Reason Students Fail to Buy Textbooks

Posted by Lori Reese on 10/6/17 5:30 AM

Recently, a former colleague posted a gripe on Facebook illustrating a generation gap that partly explains why students aren’t buying textbooks: Of his 100-plus freshmen at a competitive southeast state school, only two knew the definition of a verb.

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