No reluctant readers

Freshman Reading Program introduces students to WUSTL spirit of inquiry

Marshall Klimasewiski (far right), director of the Writing Program in the Department of English in Arts & Sciences, leads a lively discussion in Eliot Hall Aug. 30 of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the Freshman Reading Program book for this year. Ninety-seven such discussions took place around campus that day as part of new student orientation. Freshmen read The Reluctant Fundamentalist over the summer and came prepared to share their ideas on the book. They will encounter themes from the book in classes and disussions throughout the semester. This is the eighth year of the Freshman Reading Program, which provides a common intellectual experience for incoming students and allows them to meet and interact with a member of the faculty in an informal discussion outside the classroom.