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 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.
Posted on 05/06/2014

The University of Delaware has chosen Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel as 2014's Common Reader.

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