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May Mailing

firusfirus Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
edited June 2006 in Amherst College
Oh come on you know you were as excited upon seeing it as I was :)
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Replies to: May Mailing

  • LemonjelloLemonjello Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    yeah, although there was nothing particularly exciting in it. It was kind of neat to get the summer reading stuff though, it looks interesting.
  • DeanchhswDeanchhsw Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    I was freaknig out about reading a book as I would in high school,
    but these types of articles are always welcome.
  • ajh33ajh33 Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    this summer reading is lame...we shouldn't have to do it.
  • dendankindendankin Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
    can anyone mention the books and articles here?
  • DeanchhswDeanchhsw Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    They're not books, by all means. they are excerpts or chapters out of books..

    here is the bibliographic info amherst provided

    "darfur: a short history of a long war" by julie flint and Alex de Waal pp.36-41, pp.126-134

    "we wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families" by Philip Gourevitch. pp. 15-20

    "a problem from hell: america and the age of genocide" by Samantha Power pp.503-516

    "Quantifying Genocide in Darfur, Part 1" An essay by Eric Reeves, professor of english language and literature, smith coll. Apr. 28, 2006

    "convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the crime of Genocide"
    (from United Nations)

    that's all. in all, not to bad, they're by no means estoeric english readings that I had to do over the course of the years. yay.
  • ejr1ejr1 Registered User Posts: 1,128 Senior Member
    Not to worry. As I recall, from what D told me about last year, during orientation, the frosh were divided into groups in order to meet more people, and the readings were used as a jumping off point to get people to start talking not just about themselves, but about their beliefs, etc..
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