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Summary: In this joyous collection of essays about historically Black colleges and universities, alumni both famous and up-and-coming write testimonials about the schools and experiences that shaped their lives and made them who they are today. Edited by the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday , Ayesha Rascoe--with a distinguished and diverse set of contributors including Oprah Winfrey, Stacey Abrams,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 378.1 HBC

Tough, Paul

Summary: "The best-selling author of How Children Succeed returns with a devastatingly powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.1 TOU

Smith, Jay M.

Summary: "Examines athletic-academic corruption at UNC-Chapel Hill and in NCAA athletics"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 SMI

Collins, Anna

Summary: "Most people agree that student-athletes work hard at both their sport and their studies, but opinions differ about whether they should be paid. Is playing a sport just like any other job, or is it an extracurricular activity? Do athletes deserve monetary compensation for putting their bodies on the line, or is a scholarship reward enough? These and other issues are explored through alternating...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KidHaven Publishing 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.04 COL

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Social Point Collins

Frank, Julie Ferber

Summary: "With candor, humor, and tons of tips, [this book] leads you step by step through the entire process of crafting a killer college application essay. See how to brainstorm ideas, use easy-to-understand examples as a model, and read inspiring real-life admissions success stories"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Publishing Co. 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378 FRA

Deresiewicz, William

Summary: A sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale's admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to 'practical' subjects like economics and computer science, students are losing the ability to think in innovative ways.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 378 DER

Deresiewicz, William

Summary: "A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be--but aren't--providing"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378 DER

Esaki-Smith, Anna

Summary: "This book provides a new, innovative way for students to navigate the college application landscape. It shows students how selecting a college can be a strategic tool to direct one's future, rather than a frenzied exercise in applying to what others have deemed the "best" universities for everyone regardless of their career goals"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 378.1 ESA

Summary: For more than 500 years, Porterhouse College has cherished tradition above all else. Unfortunately, its traditions mostly involve decadent banquets, drunkenness, and undistinguished scholarship. Enter Sir Godber Evans, a new master hell-bent on reform. Of course, the dinosaurs on the faculty resist him at every term. But Head Porter Skullion emerges as Sir Godber's most formidable foe--a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV POR

Summary: "The Official Digital SAT Study Guide provides a comprehensive resource for understanding updates to the SAT in the digital format. It includes four official practice tests--all created by the test maker. As part of College Board's commitment to access, practice tests are also available in the digital testing platform, Bluebook, at no charge. However, the guide is the only place to find...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: College Board 2023

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Belasco, Andrew

Summary: The Enlightened College Applicant: A New Approach to the Search and Admissions Process presents a no-nonsense account of how students should approach the college search and admissions process.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 378 BEL

Summary: In Declining by Degrees, veteran correspondent, John Merrow looks at what’s really going on in higher education. This monumental project gathers sixteen essayists that ask tough—and long overdue—questions about our colleges and universities. This film blows higher education’s cover, showing that the multi-billion dollar enterprise of higher education has gone astray, allowing as many as 20% of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Krouse, Erika

Summary: "Part memoir and part literary true crime, Tell Me Everything is the mesmerizing story of a landmark sexual assault investigation and the female private investigator who helped crack it open. Erika Krouse has one of those faces. "I don't know why I'm telling you this," people say, spilling confessions. In fall 2002, Erika accepts a new contract job investigating lawsuits as a private...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.25 KRO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KRO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KROUSE, ERIKA KRO

Summary: Provides in-depth subject review of the reading, writing and language, and mathematics sections of the SAT, along with diagnostic tools, test-taking strategies, and full-length practice exams with detailed answer explanations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peterson's 2023

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Summary: From Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Kirby Dick, and Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer Amy Ziering comes a startling expose of sexual assault on US campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together cinema verite footage and first person testimonies, the film follows the lives...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HUN

Flowers, Ebony

Summary: "Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story 'Hot Comb' is about a young girl's first perm--a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming 'too white' in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In 'Virgin Hair', taunts of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2019

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 FLO

Wellington, Joelle

Summary: "'You must work twice as hard to get half as much.' Adina Walker has known this the entire time she's been on scholarship at the prestigious Edgewater Academy--a school for the rich (and mostly white) upper class of New England. It's why she works so hard to be perfect and above reproach, no matter what she must force beneath the surface. Even one slip can cost you everything. And it does. One...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WEL

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WEL

Sperber, Murray A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.043 SPE

Summary: Long story short: Presents interview segments in which California's poor and homeless discuss the disadvantages of living without adequate resources.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC POR

Summary: Contains four full-length examinations and strategies for mastering the verbal, math, and essay sections of the exam.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 378.166 GRE

Summary: Take an unforgettable journey with the students of Cyprus-Rhodes University as they navigate the social minefield of college life. Join Casey, a sorority social climber, as she vies for president of Zeta Beta Zeta. Her world gets more complicated when her nerdy little brother, Rusty, arrives on campus and risks her reputation by joining a fraternity and trying to go from geek to Greek. On top...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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Summary: "Get all the prep you need to ace the ACT with 6 full-length practice tests (4 in the book and 2 online), thorough ACT topic reviews, and extra practice online"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Random House 2023

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Summary: This book is the comprehensive guide to this year's ACT test, with reall full-length practice tests. [This book] is the bestselling resource for students getting ready to take the ACT® test. Step by step, it walks you through the entire test experience, from registration to your Score Report, and provides you with effective test-taking strategies. The guide includes three actual ACT tests--...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378 OFF

Summary: Once the domain of programmers and tech-savvy hobbyists, open source software has hit the mainstream. How exactly did computer users go from living in a world of purchased programs to a world where many of the most sought after applications are free to use, free to copy, and free to modify? This video traces the open source movement in detail, from its earliest days to the present. Richard...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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