Lafayette invites students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Easton community to read a work of literature in preparation for the upcoming academic year.

Throughout the year, the entire community is invited to an interdisciplinary series of campus-wide and city-based events that will explore the themes of the book more fully and engage the community in an intellectual dialogue with the text.

At Lafayette, we try to orient you to our intellectual community by introducing you to the conversations and debates that will be occurring on campus through a common reading.

This year’s reading, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, is written by author Laila Lalami. Please purchase a copy and start enjoying! During orientation and beyond, you will engage in conversations with peers, Lafayette faculty, and Easton community members to discuss the novel and explore the relevance of a liberal arts education in today’s world.