Readings

For Students

The first-year class dean asks all incoming students to read a common text before they arrive for Fall orientation.

Common Readings for the Class of 2018

Tattoos on the Heart
"Unbowed: A Memoir"
by Wangari Maathai

In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wagari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the international stage. When she founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a renowned poor people's environmental effort that soon inspired the world. Having endured jailings, beatings, and personal losses, Maathai continued to plant trees and change lives, and worked successfully to save Kenya's forests and to restore democracy to her beloved country.

 

For Parents

Recommended Reading for College Parents (PDF)