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Celebrate the Freedom to Read!
banned books
Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

Sunday, September 23rd is the start of Banned Book Week. In its 36th year, the 2018 theme is "Banning Books Silences Stories." 
Sponsored by the ALA (American Libraries Association), their goal is "to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society." BBW began in 1982 in response to a "sudden surge" in attempts to have books removed or restricted from library shelves.
Alumnae Author, Lydia Kiesling '01
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Alumnae Author, Lydia Kiesling '01

Our most recent alumni author, Lydia Kiesling from the SAS Class of 2001 has published her first novel, The Golden State. Lydia is currently editor of The Millions, an online literary magazine. Her book has received rave reviews from Kirkus, Slate Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Library Journal to name just a few and is long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Alumni bookshelf
What We're Listening To
What We're Listening To

What do you listen to during road trips, while you're cleaning the kitchen, or when running great distances?  Prompted by Associate Director of Admissions Kristen Honsel, we asked the Faculty to share their favorite podcasts.



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Off Campus Access
Summer Access
Off Campus Access

For off-campus access of any subscription resource (i.e. paid-for databases), you'll be prompted to login first to OpenAthens. Your username is your "firstname.lastname" (for example john.smith); please contact us for the password. Any questions? See this video for a login demonstration! (you may need a plugin to view).