Morgan State University will add two Random House, Inc. books to their campus-wide reading program this coming academic year.
For the Fall 2010 semester, the university has selected Harriet A. Washington’s 2007 National Book Critic’s Circle Award Winner, Medical Apartheid. In Spring 2011, students will read New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. For the latter, the university plans to hold campus-wide discussions about issues the book raises and also plans to hold a symposium entitled “The Unsettling Legacy of Henrietta Lacks: Ethics, Values and Minorities in Modern Medicine and Scientific Research.”
Has your committee read Henrietta Lacks? What types of programming does your university or community hold for its common read?