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The 2013 Summer Reading List

Below is the list of our 2013 Summer Reading books. You can read posts about each book on this blog (linked in the list below), check out the display in … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Something extraordinary and beautiful and simple

When The Great Gatsby was published in 1925, the reviews were not great: “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Latest Dud” read one headline. But now, nearly 90 years later it is often … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Professor of archeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it? Obtainer of rare antiquities.

What’s the connection between 12 year-old Chris Strompolos and 39 year-old Harrison Ford? They both played Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark… or in Chris’s case, Raiders of … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tradition vs. Science

When I asked Jon Reider, our Director of College Counseling, for a summer reading list recommendation without hesitation he offered up Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Examining privilege

With remarkable candor, author-activist Tim Wise examines his journey towards a more realized cultural awareness in his book, White Like Me. This book is an interesting mix of memoir and … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

The literature of math

A car accident in 1975 stops time for a gifted math professor, after which he can only remember what has happened in the last 80 minutes. He lives his life … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

One name, two fates

In 2000, a young Rhodes Scholar read an article about another young man who had just been sentenced to prison. What struck him about this news story was not only … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Where’d she go?

This video pretty much sums up how I felt while reading our first summer reading selection, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? I happily tore through its virtual pages as I reached … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Get published in the New York Times

I know that many of you read The New York Times daily. Here is your chance to get published by the Grey Lady. The New York Times is running their … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Reading 2013 is headed your way!

The UHS Summer Reading program aims to nurture the love of reading for pleasure. Each year we generate a list of  books that includes both fiction and non-fiction choices. Students … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 1 Comment