The Class of 2017 Commons Reading: College by Andrew Delbanco
For the Class of 2017 Commons Reading, the Faculty Heads of House and the Dean of The Ingram Commons have chosen College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be by Andrew Delbanco. The book was mailed to all rising first-year students in early June, to be read over the summer and discussed throughout the 2013–14 academic year.
Opportunities to engage with The Commons Reading
- College: video responses from the Faculty Heads of The Ingram Commons
- What is liberal education? — Derek Bruff, Director Center for Teaching
- Essays by VUceptors
- Community and College: What it was, is, and should be.
- College as an Engineer
- College: Learning Outside the Classroom
- Vanderbilt: What it was
- Participate in The Commons Reading Competition
- Discuss your thoughts in your Vanderbilt Visions group
- Participate with your House's Humphrey Fellow (education professional from a developing country) in a conversation about education here and there.
- Celebrate Constitution and American Citizenship Day on Tuesday, September 17 by participating in the American DREAM Act
- Visit the exhibit Difficult Art and the Liberal Arts Imagination (September 27-December 5, 2013), Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, Cohen Memorial Hall
- Attend the Seventh Annual Lawson Lecture by Andrew Delbanco, author of College Monday October 14, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Langford Auditorium
- Attend the discussion on Women and Minorities in Higher Education on February 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
- Sign up for a Commons Seminar
Previous Commons Readings:
- 2012–2013: Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
- 2011–2012: Peter Gomes, The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need
- 2010–2011: Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea