Since the late nineteenth century, intercollegiate athletics have integrated themselves into the marrow of university life, reshuffling institutional priorities and becoming central to the identities of universities and their alumni. Since the 1980s, when a pivotal Supreme Court case and the innovative marketing of Nike and Reebok truly opened the floodgates of commercial money into college athletics, the academic personnel at universities have had to reorient themselves to an environment in which athletic success, with the accompanying cash, often trumps academic standing, prestige or accomplishment. How should this conflict of interest be managed, and by whom?
Known as the “Cheers” of Bookstores, the Bookworm in Highlands is affiliated with the Hudson Library: all books are donated; all staff are volunteers; and all funds go to help support the library. More than a retail store, we are a community service offering carefully sorted donated books to provide the best quality at a used bookstore price.