This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women is the summer reading title for first-year students at Miami University in Ohio this year!
The Summer Reading Program, now in its 29th year, is considered a student’s first assignment as a Miami University freshman. The program underlines those activities valued most by the Miami community: critical engagement with ideas; close interaction among faculty, staff, and students; and reading, listening, talking, and learning as characteristics of active, responsible citizenship.
To welcome new students to the university and to introduce them to the engaged reading, writing, and critical thinking they’ll do in their four years there, the entire class receives a copy of the same book and reads it over the summer. When they arrive on campus in August, students will hear a lecture by the author (or, in this case, editor) and discuss the reading in small groups of classmates from their residential halls, professors, and upperclass student leaders.
Miami University in Ohio has previously adopted Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich and Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night. To see a list of schools that have adopted these books, as well as Jay Allison and Dan Gediman’s first volume of essays, This I Believe, and other Popular Picks from Macmillan, click here.
This I Believe II • Holt Paperbacks • 288 pages