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In the Stacks: March 2015

February 27, 2015 at 9:48 am

Help the library select new titles
Did you know students can make book or media purchase requests for the library? As long as the request falls into our collection development policy (which takes into consideration appropriateness to curriculum and various other factors), the library will acquire the item and make it available to the campus community. Simply use this form.Examples of recent purchases based on student requests include Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic and How to Be Black. We’d love to hear what you’re interested in.

Spring Break reading: You’ve got options
As you prepare for spring break, think about checking out fun reads (browse 811 to 813 in the stacks) or grabbing a travel guide.

From the Archives: The student demands of 1969
Black student demands of 1969, as printed in the March 26, 1969 issue of the Round Table.

In the Stacks 

For context, take a look at Fred Burwell’s Round Table article from 1984.

In the StacksBook Review by Meghan Dowell
In Roxane Gay’s book of essays she addresses privilege, race, gender, power, and how she views being a feminist. Gay uses television series, popstars, and books to demonstrate the inequality of how women and race are consumed in America today. As she writes about her own experiences in graduate school and her first faculty teaching position, the reader relates quickly to the first day nerves and the expectations of appearance. Roxane is very active on Twitter @rgay and writes for The Toast, Refinery 29, and The Rumpus, among others.

This month in Acquisitions: See what’s new
You are able to browse the library’s
new print and electronic acquisitions.