Freshman Common Reader Speaker:
Wes Moore

Freshman Common Reader Wes Moore
Start: September 16, 2014 7:30 p.m.
End: September 16, 2014
Location: Emens Auditorium
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How do two kids growing up with the same name and in similar situations end up taking completely different paths in life?  Wes Moore, author of this year's Freshman Common Reader book The Other Wes Moore, answers this question.  It's the story of how one of these boys grows up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, business leader and White House Fellow while the other ends up serving a life sentence in prison for murder. 

Learn more about Wes Moore and his book The Other Wes Moore.

About the Freshman Common Reader

The Freshman Common Reader is a requirement for all incoming freshman and serves as their first academic exercise.  During orientation, incoming students receive a copy of the book and are required to complete assignments before arriving on campus.  In September of each year the author of the book presents a lecture on campus which is free and open to the public.