At a listening session yesterday at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, political-science sophomore Nate Krautz asked Sen. Terri Bonoff what legislators have done to curb the escalating cost of textbooks. The Minnetonka DFLer who chairs the Higher Education Committee replied that lawmakers did address the problem last session — and wanted to address it even Read more

Glitches in Inver Hills Community College‘s move to online-only textbook sales left many students without books for the first two weeks of the semester, faculty and students say — and some students still don’t have all their materials. Faculty have had to push back assignments and scale back on lab activities because students haven’t had Read more

Student representatives for the state’s colleges and universities have been pushing for cheaper alternatives to textbooks, and they’re hoping they’ll gain some ground now that they have backing from the state Legislature. The recently passed higher education bill orders the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system to find a way to use free and Read more