The Devil and Webster

The Devil and Webster

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Naomi Roth, the first woman president of an elite progressive college, responds to student protests about a popular professor's tenure denial. Then Omar Khayal, the protest group's controversial leader, escalates the demonstrations. As shocking acts of vandalism begin to destabilize Webster College, Roth must take increasingly desperate measures to protect her friends, colleagues, and family.
The first woman president of an elite progressive college responds to student protests about a popular professor's tenure denial before the group's controversial leader emerges and shocking acts of vandalism begin to destabilize the campus.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781455592395
1455592390
9780571328000
0571328008
9781478948773
1478948779
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (359 pages)

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GummiGirl
Apr 27, 2017

A look at modern college life through the eyes of a former campus activist turned college president. It brings up multiple issues facing colleges (admissions, tenure, political protest) and tells a dramatic story, but is limited by its very personal viewpoint, and the other characters aren't fully developed.

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EmilyEm
Apr 22, 2017

Naomi Roth is president, the first woman and Jewish person, at Webster College, a highly regarded liberal arts school in Massachusetts. Omar is a scholarship student with a tragic Palestinian refugee past and Nicholas Gall is a popular teacher who will not receive tenure. Readers will join them and others during a year of demonstrations and media scrutiny, touching on some of higher education’s current issues.

Although entertaining and with pacing that moved right along, I’m not sure the audience for this book is very broad, Plus, for a book with an academic setting, it, ironically, had more copy editor misses than I’ve seen in a long time. Failing grade on those!

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