The Wall Street Journal

(credit: Getty Images)

Avoiding The Sting Of Textbook Pricing

As if tuition weren’t enough, last year students at public colleges forked over $1,168 for textbooks and other course material, up 3% from the year before. It may be best to consider discounted alternatives.


(credit:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

College Waiting Lists

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, a spot on the waitlist at an elite college doesn’t mean you’re closer to the finish line. The odds aren’t good!



Favorite Books For Young People Featuring African-Americans

In February, Black History Month, many books for young people focusing on the black experience are showcased.


(Credit: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Collegiate Recovery From Substance Abuse

And a growing number of colleges, including University of Michigan and Penn State, are making accomodations for students in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.


(credit:  Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

Savoring Children’s Books

Everyone should make sure that their children and grandchildren know the ‘classics’, such as Winnie-the-Pooh and Babar.


Spotty History, Good Literature

It turns out that poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an accomplished borrower, taking content and themes for “The Song of Hiawatha” from Michigan’s Ojibwe Indians among others.