Ideas Archive

Build a collection of textbooks

In the same way that a library enables the greatest number of people to access and utilize books, the university could purchase a collection of textbooks which could be utilized by students across all State of Michigan educational institutions. How …

Admissions Orientation

This summer I attended a new student orientation at WMU. It wasn’t for me 🙂 …it was for my son who is considering attending WMU in a year. It was the two-hour deal including a tour on campus. The session …

Stop using textbooks

The average annual cost of textbooks each year at a public four-year institution is $968, up from $898 in 2003-04 (Ithaca, 2007; U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2005). A student earning minimum wage in the State of Michigan will receive $7.15/hour …