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The Lever Press rolls out

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2017

As the prices of academic journals skyrocket and publishing conglomerates are increasingly favoring works that appeal to large research institutions, librarians from liberal arts colleges across the country have come together to take the matter into their own hands. The Lever Press is a publishing ventu...

Visiting Writers, Lasting Lessons

Alex Dimitrov reading at the Visiting Writers Series event at the end of September. Photo by Lone Fullerton.

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

The upcoming VWRS events will span many different disciplines.


Melina Hughes

April 24, 2014

Name: Harper Collins Physical age: 22 Metaphorical age: 187 Gender: Non-fiction Female Looking for: Fictional Male, preferably tall, dark and handsome with an air of mystery. Deal-breakers: Predictable plot lines and cliché endings. Deal-makers: Thick spines, tiny type, plot twists, publis...

E-Books Versus Print Books

E-Books Versus Print Books

Kaili Masamoto

November 29, 2012

Junior Nick Budak began his personal e-book journey only about a month ago, yet he is already a convert––for him, there is no turning back to the days of ordinary print books. A friend lent him an Amazon Kindle while Budak was studying abroad in Beijing, and he plans to purchase his own very soon....

The Visiting Writers Reading Series Returns

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

September 26, 2012

This week marks the return of Whitman's Visiting Writers Reading Series, a tradition inspired by Professor Katrina Roberts. "It seemed to me crucial when I arrived at Whitman over a decade ago to establish a consistent Visiting Writers Reading Series dedicated to bringing active writers (just emer...

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