The Class of 2011 joined Michele Moody-Adams, vice provost for undergraduate education, and three other faculty members in Barton Hall on August 19, 2007 to discuss Nadine Gordimer's "The Pickup."

The novel, about life in post-apartheid South Africa, was the work chosen for this year's New Student Reading Project. The panel gave critical interpretations of the text, followed by frank exchanges with student questioners.

Panelists:

  • Dagmawi Woubshet, assistant professor of English
  • Sital Kalantry, assistant clinical professor of Law
  • Grant Farred, professor of English and Africana Studies