Photo Credit: H_16E College Hill - Brown University Main Campus Looking East by Will Hart

Photo Credit: H_16E College Hill – Brown University Main Campus Looking East by Will Hart

Business Insider’s Peter Jacobs writes an interesting article entitled, This is What Incoming Freshmen at Top Colleges Are Reading Before They Get to Campus. “Various schools across the country are now sending home a common book for incoming freshmen to read before they officially start their studies. Here are some of the titles that are being assigned:

Princeton University – The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Georgetown University – In the Shadow of the Banyan, by Vaddey Ratner

Dartmouth College – The River Why, by David James Duncan

Stanford University – The Art of Fielding: A Novel, by Chad Harbach; First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, by Loung Ung; The Outsourced Self: What Happens When We Pay Others to Live Our Lives for Us, by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Brown University – Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times, by Eyal Press

Rice University – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

Cornell University – When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka

Hamilton College – Evocative Objects: Things We Think With, by Sherry Turkle

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