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Jon Dooley writes book review for Campus Activities Programming

The review of "I Believe in ZERO: Learning from the World's Children" by Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF, appears in the May 2014 edition of a magazine published by the National Association for Campus Activities.

Jon Dooley

Elon University's Jon Dooley had a book review published in the May 2014 edition of Campus Activities Programming, a magazine of the National Association for Campus Activities.

The assistant vice president for Student Life and dean of campus life reviewed "I Believe in ZERO: Learning from the World's Children" by Caryl M. Stern. Stern currently works as president and CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF and had previously served as NACA board chair. Her book shares stories of her upbringing and journey to understand power, privilege and social change based on visits to several developing nations.

In his review, Dooley writes how the book "serves as a powerful reminder to student affairs educators about the power of personal connection and experience."

Dooley's work is part of an effort by Campus Activities Programming to relaunch its book review series. From the review:

"On the one hand, Stern's stories are a deeply personal account of wrestling with her own privilege and, on the other, they are tales of tremendous hope and resilience in the face of adversity. In the end, however, the book is really both, woven beautifully together as Stern attempts to describe how those with wealth, privilege and security can use their resources to honor the determination of those in the world who go without, but share the same desire for a better future for their children and their communities."

Eric Townsend,
Staff
5/7/2014 9:55 PM