Cornell alumnus Kurt Vonnegut ’44 is the author of the 2015 New Student Reading Project. Class dues-payers can request a complimentary copy of the book, written in 1969.
Each year, all incoming students at Cornell spend part of Orientation Week in discussion groups and lectures focusing on a common reading. For 2015, the reading selection continues the focus on Cornell’s 150th Anniversary by featuring a Cornell alumnus author, Kurt Vonnegut ’44. All new students will be reading his anti-war novel, Slaughterhouse Five, written in 1969. In many ways, these incoming students will be revisiting the same issues many of us were discussing as freshmen. Read more about the book selection at the Cornell Chronicle..
In early summer, class dues payers will be given the option to receive a complimentary copy of the book. Look for a class email, or simply reserve your complimentary book here. You’ll receive the book later in the summer.
Online resources, discussion questions, and webinars will connect you with the intellectual content that the new students are experiencing on campus. Look for these in-depth web resources to be developed by Cornell by the start of the fall semester.
Learn about past Reading Projects here.