Amazon launches digital rentals of college textbooks

College textbooks are getting a bit more affordable.


Closing the book on Borders

The nation's second largest bookstore chain is going out of business. Borders began liquidation of their remaining 399 stores Friday, with the process set for completion by the end of September. The end of Borders means the chain's 10,700 employees will lose their jobs.


Student organize $3,500 bake sale for Japan

When Josh Campbell saw the devastation in the aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that hit Japan in March, he felt a instinctive need to reach out to the shattered nation.


UNMC professor honored for strengthening U.S. – China relations

A University of Nebraska Medical Center professor met with China's President Hu Jintao during the president's official visit to Washington D.C.


Innocence Project students said to have used hidden wire during interviews

Student journalists for Northwestern University's Medill Innocence Project wore hidden tape recorders during an investigation into an alleged wrongful conviction, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Wednesday. 


Happy Veterans’ Day

On Nov. 11, 1918 at 11:00, the guns of World War I fell silent. This moment marked the end of the first great war of the 20th century. It wasn't the longest, but it was one of the bloodiest and most brutal. At the time, its inhumanity was legendary. Millions of young men marched off to war; the casualties numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Entire cities were reduced to rubble as the armies of Europe beat each other to bloody ruin.


Technology infringes on students’ sleep

It's 2010. We live in an era congested with Facebook, instant text messaging and on-demand Internet. I know many students spend more class time checking their friend's Facebook wall or watching "The Office" on Hulu.com than paying attention to their professors. In a technologically-savvy world, this trend is only increasing.  


California rejects pot legalization by vote

One of the hot-button issues for the last few elections has been the legalization of marijuana, especially in California. The state already has a law allowing the use of medical marijuana. If Proposition 19 would have passed it would have allowed for the legal use of pot under recreational circumstances. Fifty-three percent of the electorate voted against the proposition.