Dal Reads an initiative of student services, is using a blogs.dal.ca blog as a key part of their program. More from Dalnews:
Student Servies has organized Dal Reads!, a sort of all-school book club that is encouraging students, but especially incoming first years, to read Lawrence Hill’s award-winning Canadian novel The Book of Negroes.
The idea is to get people around the university talking about the book, especially incoming freshmen. Any first years who read the book will have the opportunity during Welcome Week to sign up for discussions with other students led by faculty with a special interest in the book. The groups will be small and organized on a first-come, first-serve basis, so they will include a mix of different students from different departments who might not otherwise get to meet. The organizers have booked cozy, intimate venues for the discussions, so participating students will have a chance to get comfortable and take some downtime during the often overwhelming first few days in their new home.
With help from Melanie Parlette, an MLIS student who is organizing a blog and discussion about the novel, organizers are hoping that Dal Reads! Lawrence Hill’s book. The Book of Negroes should be available in libraries and in bookstores everywhere, so get reading!
You can read Melanie’s blog at https://blogs.dal.ca/dalreads/
The Campus Planning initiative has also started up a blog this summer, putting out a number of ideas about the ongoing effort to revitalize Dalhousie’s physical space. Check it out at https://blogs.dal.ca/campusplan