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WSU-wide 2019-20 common reading
Refuge selected as common book for Pullman, Tri-Cities, Everett, Spokane, & Global campuses

13th annual Common Reading for WSU
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What Is a Common Reading?

A common reading is one way to create community connections among students, and between students and their professors, residence hall staff, and others. Topics in a selected book are examined throughout the year by members of the university community. They spark discussions and intellectual conversations in and beyond classrooms, highlight WSU research and the diversity of ideas across disciplines, and introduce different ways to explore complex issues from a variety of perspectives.

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A note about the COVID-19 outbreak and the Common Reading Program: Common reading events and programming will be moved to online formats, such as Zoom meetings and online recordings. Check the calendar page for details.

DACA Attorney Luis Cortes Romero Visits the WSU Pullman Campus

Luis Cortes Romero posing for a group photo with WSU students who attended his presentation.
Above: Immigration attorney and DACA recipient Luis Cortes Romero spoke on campus about his experiences arguing the November 2019 DACA case before the United States Supreme Court. His talk on March 2 was preceded by dinner with students from WSU’s Crimson Group and Mariposas Undocumented Alliance (pictured above). This talk was sponsored by the WSU Common Reading Program, the Crimson Group, the Pullman League of Women Voters, and the University of Idaho College of Law (from which Cortes Romero is a 2013 graduate).