A warm hello and welcome to our incoming class! I hope you’ve found this year’s common reading to be as interesting as I know the SMU faculty and staff have.
As I shared in my perspective, a theme I saw in the book is the power of circumstance and choice. What are some of the circumstances and choices that impacted the author? And what about the ‘other Wes Moore’? Where do you see similarities and differences?
Welcome to the official blog for SMU’s 2013 Common Reading: The Other Wes Moore! The blog was created to foster online discussion between faculty, staff and students as you experience the story behind The Other Wes Moore, One Name, Two Fates.
As the incoming class of 2017 you will receive the book during the summer at AARO and should read it before you arrive for the start of the fall semester. Faculty, staff and returning students have already begun reading and discussing the book in preparation for small-group conversations you will participate in before the Rotunda Passage and Opening Convocation on August 25th. And most importantly, your first-year writing courses will use the book as part of the curriculum for the fall semester.
Candy Crespo, Assistant Director, Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility
We encourage you to leave comments and pose question on this blog. To help you get started, we have included thought-provoking ethical questions on our Common Reading site. Be the first to respond to the questions and share your thoughts with us!
Ann Shattles would like to know, “Whether you’ve only looked at the cover or if you’ve had a chance to start the book, based on what you’ve read thus far, what issues or ethical dilemmas do you expect the author to raise?”
– Ann Shattles is the Assistant Director of the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center and an Adjunct Lecturer in the English Department at Southern Methodist University.