New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

An illustration of a stack of two textbooks on the left and a laptop on the right. The textbooks are titled “Organic Chemistry” and “Calculus” with a red X and a stack of cash next to them. The laptop displays text “OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES” in green with a green checkmark and text “FREE!” next to it.

Guest Essay: Textbooks should be free

Open educational resources can be the answer to addressing the financial burden of textbooks.
Ryan Carney October 6, 2022

A month before school starts, we are all enjoying our summer until we get that dreaded Bursar email with the bill. You pay the bill, and you think that must be everything, until...

Law textbooks can often be very expensive, causing students to spend thousands of dollars on books alone during law school. (Via Flickr)

Law Professors Make Their Textbooks Free, Hoping to Ease Students’ Financial Burdens

NYU professors of copyright and trademark law classes, instead of going through a publisher, have uploaded their textbooks online for students across the country to use for free.
Jana Warshawsky, Contributing Writer November 13, 2019

Law textbooks, which can cost up to $300, take up only a small fraction of NYU School of Law students’ $66,000 tuition. Still, they are an expenditure that three professors hope...