The shared common reader is a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful conversation with your fellow students and to begin to share in the intellectual life of the entire UD community. The book is read before arriving on campus with speakers, films, and other cultural events, organized around the theme of the book throughout your first semester.

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Just Mercy

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time

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Posted on 04/21/2015
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, a book by Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative, has been selected for the University of Delaware’s 2015 First Year Common Reader program. Through the program, selected works are read by UD first year students before arriving on campus for the fall semester in conjunction with other events. Published by Spiegel and Grau, Stevenson’s book is a powerful true story about the potential for mercy as redemption and a clarion call to fix a broken system of justice.
Posted on 08/27/2014
David Finkel will visit the University of Delaware campus on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd. He will speak in Mitchell Hall at 5:00pm. His talk is open to first-year students.

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