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UC Common Read: The Other Wes Moore

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About The Other Wes Moore

One name, two very different fates. The Other Wes Moore chronicles difficult choices and turning points that shape the lives of two young men who happen to share the same name and come from nearby neighborhoods. We invite you to read this riveting memoir, popular among many first-year students, and consider how it relates to your life, including your journey to University of Cincinnati.

What is the Common Reading Program? 

The common reading program creates a common academic experience and dialogue for all participants--first-year students, faculty, and staff. Programming around topics raised in the common book helps students realize the scope and quality of the work underway at the University of Cincinnati.

The goals of the common reading program are to:

·         model intellectual engagement by setting high expectations of participation (both reading and discourse)

·         foster educationally purposeful in-class and out-of-class experiences

·         create engagement opportunities among faculty, students, and staff

·         develop a sense of community

Join the Bearcat Community, One Page at a Time

Each summer, incoming students are asked to read a book that explores what it means to be an engaged member of the Bearcat community. Selected by a team of students, staff, and faculty, the UC Common Read challenges first-year students to begin reading, thinking, and working like scholars. In short, it asks you to consider how you will make decisions and contribute toward solutions for pressing issues that shape our community and world.

We invite you to read it as we welcome you to a community of scholars that uphold the Bearcat Bond.

As a member of the University of Cincinnati, I will uphold the principles for a Just Community and the values of respect, responsibility, and inclusiveness.  I will promote the highest levels of personal and academic honesty and aspire continuously to better myself, the Bearcat community, and the world.