Summer Reading Book Explores Women’s Issues

“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” by Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is Meredith College’s 2010 Summer Reading Program selection.

The book explores issues faced by women around the world, and offers ways readers can help make a difference.

For 12 years, Meredith's Summer Reading Program has brought together students, faculty, staff and alumnae in a common reading experience.

This shared intellectual endeavor kicks off the College’s exploration of the campus theme each year and helps to foster the strong sense of community that is a hallmark of Meredith's campus.

Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since 2001, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who has served as a NYT correspondent in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing and Toyko. In 1990, Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement.

Kristof to Speak at Meredith This Fall
Meredith will welcome Kristof to campus on September 20, 2010, when he will discuss “Half the Sky” as part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Presidential Lecture Series. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in Meredith's Jones Auditorium.

Date Submitted: 2010-04-05

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