College Freshmen Required Reading

It is always interesting to note what college’s are requireing their incoming freshmen to read. From generation to generation, the required reading lists often change and are reflective of the times. Certainly, these assignmnets can be indicative of trends among academics and colleges. Recently, we came across of list ofo what some colleges have asked the members of their 2013 Freshmen Class to read (please keep in mind that this list may  not be 100% accurate, as often colleges do change their list) . How many of you have read these works?

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American University – Notes from No  Man’s Land: American Essays by Eula Biss

Brown University – Beautiful Souls by Eyal Press

Bucknell University – Hamlet’s Blackberry by William Powers

Columbia University – The Illiad by Homer

Clemson University – The Iguana Tree by Michael Stone

Cornell University – When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Dartmouth College – Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake

Davidson College –The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Duke University – Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Elon University – Lost Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan

Miami University of Ohio – Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal

Purdue University – No Impact Man by Colin Beavan

Smith College – My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomeyer

Tulane University – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Elizabeth Alexander

University of South Carolina – The Postmortal by Drew Magary

University of Wisconsin – A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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