We love them, we hate them. Required textbooks are both a necessity and a burden at Kenyon, a reality that we have to face as students here. Textbooks have become a hot topic across the nation, as students and publishing companies face-off in a battle of the budgets. Kenyon is no exception to the ongoing struggle between publishers’ need to compete in a fierce market, which now includes electronic books and sales, and students’ growing reluctance to pay exorbitant fees for books they feel are unnecessary.
Find out why Olin/Chalmers became Olin/Chalmers after the jump! Also, let this be a lesson that most of the posts today are going to be reminding you that kid stuff is over because it’s finals week. Giddy up.