Common Reading Resources

The Common Reading program is designed to help new students make a successful transition from high school to CWRU life. All new students receive a copy of the book the summer prior to their arrival to campus, and have the opportunity to meet the author at fall convocation.

For Academic Year 2023-24, the common reading selection is Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, by Princeton University professor Ruha Benjamin. 

The Writing Program faculty often use the common reading selection in their writing-intensive seminars, and the Writing Resource Center is always available to talk with students about critical reading, writing, and thinking. We look forward to discussing this text with you!