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Textbooks That Do Away With Much of the Text; UC-Berkeley Most “Military Friendly” Campus

Universities are coming up with all kinds of experiments on how to handle the nation’s textbook crisis. Some offer rental textbooks, others are handing out free digital book readers; the federal government is even getting involved. But a trio of college professors won the award for most creative solution: Textbooks in graphic novel form. No word on whether a “Scott Pilgrim vs. Organic Chemistry” movie is in the works. [Inside Higher Education]

The American University of Beirut in Lebanon has decided to leverage an actual war into raising money for the school. [Chronicle of Higher Ed]

The University of California–Berkeley was, and in many ways remains, the epicenter of student activism, known especially for their anti-war student body. So it’s a bit surprising to learn that a new report released by G.I. Jobs magazine lists the campus among their most “military friendly” schools nationwide. [Daily Californian] is counting down their list of top 12 student activism stories to watch this academic year. Just missing the top ten are the BP Oil Spill (#12) and the fight over the State University of New York’s tuition model at #11. []

DREAM Activists delivered 6,500 signatures to immigration officials in Washington, D.C., calling on U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release Ivan Nikolov, a 22-year-old undocumented Michigan resident who is facing deportation. [Detroit Free Press

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