The Tulane Reading Project selection for 2016 is Kate Harding’s Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It. This book combines in-depth research with an engaging voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than it supports victims. Drawing on real-world examples of what has become known as "rape culture"—from politicos' revealing gaffes to institutional failures in higher education and the military—Harding offers ideas and suggestions for how we, as a society, can take sexual violence much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused. She also demonstrates that rape culture has a negative impact on everyone—not just victims of sexual assault, and not just women. Nationally, awareness regarding campus sexual violence has been growing, and at Tulane we are proactively addressing this issue. Tulane Libraries is pleased to offer Tulane affiliates access to this title as a downloadable eBook.
Tulane Reading Project 2016
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In anticipation of the upcoming national traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare hosted by Tulane University School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University Libraries is pleased to announce a dedicated research guide supporting scholarship on the works and world of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death. We invite you to explore Shakespeare's works and dramatic productions in multiple formats (print, digital, and multimedia), as well as identify and engage with both primary and secondary works on Shakespeare and his world.
The World of William Shakespeare Guide
The World of William Shakespeare: A Guide
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is pleased to announce that it has purchased for the Tulane community online and mobile access to The New York Times Online, in a one-year trial arrangement. The arrangement, called Academic Pass, effectively provides each Tulane student, faculty and staff member a one-year online subscription to the nytimes.com site. It gives students, faculty and staff full access to NYTimes.com and NYTimes mobile apps, as well as their international editions. This service is not available to Tulane alumni. To learn more see http://library.tulane.edu/news/new-york-times-online-tulane-community
New York Times Online for the Tulane Community
Beginning January 1, 2016, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library will no longer charge overdue fines on regular book and multimedia loans. Reserve books are not affected by this change. Also changing is the replacement cost and procedures for books that go to lost book status. For details, see Borrowing / Lost Books and Appeals at http://library.tulane.edu/services.
Changes to Overdue and Lost Book Policy!
In light of recent protests on college campuses and incidents at Tulane, librarians created a guide with resources to support discussions of race and diversity in higher education. The guide includes links to articles, books, and websites that explore issues of diversity and inclusion on campus, including the “Diversity in Academe” series from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Links to recent racial incidents on college campuses, resources about discussing race in the classroom, and links to relevant research databases are also part of the guide. The guide also gathers resources that put the issues in context.
Diversity and Inclusivity in Higher Education Guide