Get a Jump on Your Summer Reading

Following the success of this year’s Williams Reads, in which faculty, staff and students spent Winter Study exploring Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home together, the program will be expanded next year.

Prior to the start of the fall semester, the college plans to send students e-book copies of Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America. During First Days, first-year entries will take part in discussions of the book, which chronicles the author’s yearlong investigation of minimum-wage employment and its implications for the U.S. economy. Community forums, panel discussions, films and lectures will continue the discussion throughout the rest of the academic year.