CUNY Affiliate Urges Common Reading Transparency

Dorothy Lang

Brooklyn College's freshman summer reading assignment, How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America, stirred up commotion a few weeks ago when several concerned professors challenged the College on its choice, and an alumnus announced that he'd written Brooklyn College out of his will. 

Last week the CUNY Association of Scholars, an affiliate of NAS, sent a letter to Brooklyn College urging President Karen Gould to implement three recommendations for improving the common reading program. On Friday, NAS recommended a list of books for colleges to use when selecting their 2011 titles. To read the CUNY letter, click on the image below.

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