Launch Event: Beach Books 2017-18

National Association of Scholars

NAS and First Things invite you to the release of

Beach Books 2017-2018
What Do Colleges and Universities Want Students to Read Outside Class?

Speakers
Keynote: John Tierney
Contributing Editor to City Journal

Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars
David Randall, Director of Research, National Association of Scholars; author of Beach Books 2017-2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:00-7:30 PM
Light refreshments will be provided.

First Things, 35 East 21st Street #600, New York, NY 10010

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About the report
For the past eleven years, the National Association of Scholars has surveyed what books colleges and universities assign as common reading—often a summer reading selection for incoming freshmen. For many students, this is the only book they will read in common with all their classmates.

For the first time, NAS has collected eleven years of data and compiled it into a comprehensive study of common reading programs. In our seventh report, our findings continue to be a cause for concern: schools seldom assign classic texts, integrate common readings into activist studies, and the books they do assign are contemporary, juvenile, and overwhelmingly progressive.

About the keynote
John Tierney is a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute's quarterly publication, City Journal. Tierney has significant experience in print and media, recently joining City Journal after more than two decades as a reporter and columnist with the New York Times.

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Image: Book at beach cliffs during summer at Canal D Amour open for reading by By Toshe Ognjanov // Shutterstock 
 

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