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  • The librarian of the College recommends five relatively recent titles from across different genres—historical fiction, science, mystery, literary fiction—that will help keep any vacation interesting.

  • "Students, you in particular model for us what it means for strangers of all backgrounds and persuasions to build and sustain a community of trust. Let us not minimize the challenge of that undertaking."

  • The college archivist and records manager recommends three titles that grapple with what America has become—politically, racially, even sartorially—and how it got that way.

  • Our collection management and metadata services assistant makes five suggestions, including two titles for young readers, that involve unexpected connections and new worlds of possibility.

  • Ducks at the Duck Pond

    Ensuring the well-being of a treasured campus ecosystem.

  • The former first-year dean died July 13. She was 69. 

  • Our lead research and instruction librarian suggests three books that feature individuals taking action in difficult times.

  • “For me, the greatest pleasure of reading is being transported from everyday reality to someplace else entirely,” says the senior administrative assistant, “so here are some windows to worlds that are better, worse, and just plain different.”

  • More than 15,000 donors contributed a total of $269,533,390 to the campaign, which is funding the College’s strategic plan and transforming the campus both inside and out. A special campus celebration is planned for the evening of Saturday, October 28.

  • The interlibrary loan specialist suggests five titles that will transport you to different eras and countries, from WWII-era Britain to 1990s Shanghai and beyond.

  • The humanities librarian suggests two nonfiction titles and a beautifully drawn, almost-wordless graphic novel about creativity.

  • The art registrar suggests three titles (two nonfiction, one fiction) about community and utopia.

  • The research and instruction librarian suggests three relatively new books—two from 2016 and one 2015 reissue of a book from the ’80s that had been long out of print—that grapple with desire, politics, and the modern condition.

  • More than 1200 people attended Alumni Weekend 2017 to celebrate classes ending in 2s and 7s.

  • The curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and head of Quaker and Special Collections suggests three books that highlight the importance of archives and a historical record.