What Is The Common Read?
In the past, Linfield has selected a book each year to be read by all incoming, first year Linfield students. This Common Read has always touched on a certain aspect of that year's theme for Linfield's Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE), and past selections have included Ignorance: How It Drives Science, by Stuart Firestein; The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert; and The Circle, by Dave Eggers.
This year's PLACE theme is "The Digital Citizen," and we're trying something different this time. Instead of a single book, students in Colloquium will be reading several articles, often with varying viewpoints, from across the Web focusing on two main issues: the case of national security whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Climate Change. Navigate the tabs at the top of the page to find links to the readings on each of these topics.