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Books are free

to all students, faculty, and staff members in early September

    Locations coming soon:
    • STAMP Student Union
    • Office of Undergraduate Studies

    Please check back here Sept. 15 to find out where the books will be available!

    Are you a first-year student?

    Great! You’ll get a FREE copy of the book starting this fall!

    How does it work?

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    1. Pick up your copy. (Available 9/15.)
    2. Read the book.
    3. Talk about the book with your friends, classmates, colleagues, and peers.
    4. Join us on Sept. 27 and Oct. 14.

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    Join us!

    Sept. 27: Catherine Coleman Flowers, an environmental activist bringing attention to inadequate waste and water sanitation in rural communities, will visit campus.

    October 14: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will deliver a virtual address. More details coming soon!

    A note from Dean Cohen

    In keeping with the goals of TerrapinSTRONG, I hope that as we read this text, we will gain increased awareness and energy to take actions to advance diversity, equity, and social justice as we approach the world’s challenges. Using the First Year Book as a springboard, I look forward to the community discussions we will have this year...