VIDEO: Wes Moore discusses book with First-Year Reading Program essay winners Moore visited Washington University in St. Louis Sept. 4, talking with groups of students and faculty before giving an Assembly Series address to a packed College Hall on the South 40. His book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates is the 2012-13 selection for the First-Year Reading Program. Copies of the book were sent to freshmen and transfer students over the summer to create a shared experience. The book will be the source of intellectual discoveries throughout the academic year. Moore’s book tells the story of two men, who grew up in similar impoverished conditions and shared the same name, yet ended up on dramatically different paths through a series of choices. Winners of the First-Year Reading Program essay contest recently had an opportunity to sit down with Moore at Whittemore House. Contest winners (from left): Avishek Sen Majumdar, Joseph “Jake” McNichol, Luke Ross, Sloane Wolter and Jess Greenwald. For more information, visit

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