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This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women 

(Edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman)

“I believe that every human minds feels pleasure in doing good to another.”  Thomas Jefferson

The Common Reading selection should be read by all incoming baccalaureate students prior to Orientation at the beginning of the fall semester.The purpose of the Common Reading is:

The purpose of the Common Reading is:
  • to provide all First-Year students with an enjoyable and positive reading experience
  • to reinforce the message that reading is an integral part of the college experience
  • to foster a sense of community among our first-year students. 

The First-Year Seminar (FYS) course will include academic expectations based on the content of the Common Reading selection. 

2014-2015 Common Reading: This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

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