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Golinkin at First Year Academic Convocation

Alumnus Lev Golinkin, author of the memoir A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, will be the keynote speaker at First Year Academic Convocation on Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., in Conte Forum. Golinkin’s book is a heartbreaking and … Continue reading

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Disabled and betrayed

In a book review for America magazine, William Bole calls The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland by Dan Barry a “disturbing yet beautifully told story.” Boys in the Bunkhouse is a nonfiction account of the decades-long mistreatment of a … Continue reading

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Steve Pemberton

At First Year Academic Convocation tomorrow, the Class of 2020 will hear from alumnus Steve Pemberton, whose memoir, A Chance in the World, was given to each freshman at orientation. Pemberton’s memoir tells of his harsh upbringing in the foster care … Continue reading

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The Road to Character

Members of the Class of 2019 have been given copies of The Road to Character (Random House, 2015) by David Brooks to read over the summer. In The Road to Character, Brooks challenges readers to rebalance the scales between “résumé virtues”—achieving wealth, fame, and status—and … Continue reading

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Eggers to address Class of 2018

Acclaimed author Dave Eggers will address the Class of 2018 at the annual First Year Academic Convocation on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in Conte Forum. Each member of the freshman class was given a copy of Eggers’ best-selling novel, The … Continue reading

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The Circle for the Class of 2018

Members of the Class of 2018 have been invited to read The Circle by Dave Eggers over the summer. The Circle touches on issues of intimacy, community, humanity, work-life balance, the role of technology in today’s society in the story of … Continue reading

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Dream bigger

Members of the Class of 2017 have been asked to read Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary (Broadway Books). The book recounts the story and vision of Manchester Bidwell … Continue reading

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