Common Reading

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Building a Community?

Jul 21, 2014 by Anthony Esolen |

Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College and translator of classic works, discusses how a classical common core promotes intellectual life, communion, and wonder. 

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Bartleby Goes to College

Mar 07, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak |

Le Moyne College chose a story by Melville as its freshman reading assignment, citing NAS on the merits of choosing classic literature. 

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Caught with Gay Books: South Carolina Punishes Colleges for Freshman Reading Choices

Mar 06, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

South Carolina cuts funding from college common reading programs that assign gay-themed books.

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Beach Books Roundup

Sep 18, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Join the conversation around NAS's August report Beach Books 2012-2013.

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The Reader’s Progress

Aug 30, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

It's never too early to introduce students to classic reads.

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HuffPost Live Discussion on Recent Books vs. Classics

Aug 30, 2013 by NAS |

Ashley Thorne appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the broader consequences of college common reading consisting almost entirely of recent books.

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Why Are American Universities Shying Away from the Classics?

Aug 26, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

U.S. colleges increasingly view anything published before 1990 as 'inaccessible' for students. So much for timeless themes.

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Not So Immortal: The Compromised Life of Common Reading Programs

Aug 20, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood on what common reading assignments say about the intellectual life of colleges.

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“Common Readings” at Colleges Uncommonly Political, Scholars Find

Aug 19, 2013 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has released Beach Books 2012-2013, its third annual study of common reading programs at American colleges and universities.

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7 More Recommended Books for College Common Reading

Jul 18, 2013 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood, Tessa Carter |

We've added seven more books to our list of recommendations for college common reading programs.

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What Are Kids Reading?

Apr 09, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky writes about the low levels of reading in our schools today.

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MLA Panelists Analyze Beach Books

Jan 19, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

At this year's MLA convention, academics considered the role common reading assignments have to play in the education of college students.

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NAS Beach Books Reports Reflected in MLA Panel Discussion

Jan 11, 2012 by Ashley Thorne, Glenn Ricketts |

Our ongoing report on common reading is recognized at the MLA convention.

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UNC Hosts Stage Adaptation of Common Book Assignment ‘Eating Animals’

Nov 30, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

This fall the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted several events related to its common reading assignment, Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer. 

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Meatlessness and Sustainability, Part 1

Oct 14, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

How is vegetarianism connected to sustainability? Ashley Thorne decides to find out.

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