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Common Read Book Chosen for Fall 2013: "Garbology; Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash"

New and first-year students at NCC will have something in common this fall; they’ll all be talking “dirty.”

The Common Read for Fall 2013 will be "Garbology, Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash," by Edward Humes. Humes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who leads readers on “a journey inside the secret world of our biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash.”

All Freshman Seminar and College Forum students will read the book, which also will be available to first-year students.

The College Read selection was chosen in order for students to became familiar with issues of sustainability and participate in “interdisciplinary activities and thinking.”

Faculty will work with NCC C.A.R.E.S. to make the message of sustainability one that students hear from the time they first enter NCC.

“This book will fulfill the mission of the Common Read by providing an academic experience that will truly help new students become part of the NCC community in the most positive and productive way,” says Professor Carol Randel.

For more information, contact Carol Randel at or (203)857-3365.