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August

Call it a primer for college's rigorous reading assignments.

FSU freshman won't start classes until the end of the month, but they already have been assigned a 400-page book as part of One Book/One Campus, a new initiative for first-year students.

The 6,200 freshmen expected to start at FSU this fall received copies of “A Hope in the Unseen” by Ron Suskind during orientation sessions earlier this summer. FSU officials told them to read the book and be prepared to talk about it with a a faculty member, upper-class student and freshmen peers at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 20 the in Ruby Diamond Auditorium.

And next month, students can discuss the book with its source. The Pulitzer Prize- winning Suskind will be on the Tallahassee campus Sept. 24 for a “town meeting” with freshmen.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:21am]

    

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