Before the first class starts, students at Cabrini College start learning together.
They read a selected text during the summer, reflect on how it connects to them, and prepare essays about the experience.
The 2015 Summer Reading is “Deadly Choices at Memorial” by Sheri Fink.
The article was the basis for Fink's book, “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm‑Ravaged Hospital.”
“Deadly Choices at Memorial” will be used in conjunction with two supplemental pieces, organized by the academic discipline or field. Students are free to select any piece, regardless of major.
This year’s format encourages students to see how themes run through multiple disciplines, how individuals use disciplinary lenses of analysis, and how these disciplinary texts can offer complication and nuance.
The Summer Reading forum will take place on Sept. 22, 2015 from 3:15 to 4:30PM in the Grace Hall Atrium and will include the following faculty panel, facilitated by Amy Persichetti, Ed.D., assistant professor of English:
One student receives the First‑Year Student Writing Award, which recognizes the best Summer Reading essay response.
Sometimes, Cabrini students even get to meet the author! In previous years, authors John Shors, Wes Moore, Sonia Nazario, and Eboo Patel came to campus for Cabrini Day, presenting about their works and meeting with students.
Nobel-Prize–Winner Elie Wiesel visited Cabrini to deliver the keynote address for the Honors Convocation and receive an honorary doctorate.
Previous Summer Reading