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Elon Common Reading Program hosts author Jennine Capó Crucet - Sept. 14

Author's visit includes interactions with students at four separate Common Core Forums on Thursday and Friday. Her keynote address is Thursday at 5 p.m. in Alumni Gym.

A higher education is often cited as the single most important factor to escape generational poverty. Admitting low income and first generation students to colleges and universities is just the start to the process. Institutions of higher learning must also understand student experiences on campus and their sometimes unique social and academic needs.

"Make Your Home Among Strangers" is a heartfelt novel about Lizet, a first generation Cuban-American woman, who enrolls at Rawlings College - a fictionalized small liberal arts school in the northeast. Crucet draws attention to the experiences of first generation and low-income students on campuses quite like our own. Moreover she encourages us to consider issues of the first-year experience, transitions between home and campus, identity, diversity and inter-cultural competency and Cuban-American relations.

Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available Aug. 29 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For information, call 336-278-5610.


Patti Gibbons,
7/24/2017 8:25 AM