Common Reading

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‘Diversity: The Invention of a Concept’ Makes ‘Dissenting Book’…

Nov 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The David Horowitz Freedom Center has listed NAS President Peter Wood's book Diversity: The Invention of a Concept in its inventory of "150+ Books You Should Be Reading In Class, But Probably Aren't." Diversity…

Beyond Beach Books

Sep 30, 2010 by Peter Wood |

What's next for campus common reading programs?

Huffington Post Article on NAS’s Recommended Books

Sep 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Our book list is featured in a HuffPo slideshow.

Back from the Beach: Common Reading on the Rise at Top Colleges

Sep 28, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week NAS released a new list of books colleges assign as common reading. It includes over 100 additions and updates to the original ("Beach Books"), making it the most comprehensive and current resource on…

Back from the Beach: 100 New Books

Sep 24, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS's updated database is the most reliable and current resource on American college common reading.

New Series on Common Reading at

Sep 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

To make it easier for our readers to find our work on college common reading, we created a new article series on the NAS website, You can find these articles by going to the…

CUNY Affiliate Urges Common Reading Transparency

Sep 20, 2010 by Dorothy Lang |

The CUNY Association of Scholars gives Brooklyn College three recommendations for improving its freshman book assignment.

Better Books for Next Year’s Beaches

Sep 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Remember the Beach Books report on common reading programs? It showed that U.S. colleges and universities are generally picking lightweight, politically biased books as yearlong "theme" books for students. This morning NAS released…

Read These Instead: Better Books for Next Year’s Beaches

Sep 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

NAS's picks for college common reading programs.

Common Reading Controversy at Brooklyn College

Aug 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Is Brooklyn College using freshman reading for ideological goals?

Another Fox News Segment on NAS Freshman Summer Reading Study

Jul 01, 2010 by |

Steve Doocy and Tucker Carlson discuss NAS's "Beach Books" study on Fox and Friends (VIDEO).

Ashley Thorne on FOX News

Jun 24, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Today NAS director of communications spoke about the "Beach Books" study on freshman summer reading.

Reply to Wilson on Freshman Books

Jun 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A response to John K. Wilson's reaction to the NAS report "Beach Books: What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside Class?"

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