Duke alumni and friends now have their own virtual book club, thanks to the leadership of Rachel Davies, director of Alumni Education and Travel for the Duke Alumni Association, and the sponsorship of the Duke Libraries and other campus organizations. Called Duke Reads, the program will be announced formally to alumni during Reunions Weekend, April 13 & 14.
Over the course of the 2007–08 academic year, seven different members of the Duke community will lead discussions of seven books. The discussions will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, September through November and January through May, from 7:00 – 8:00pm, Eastern time, in the format of an online chat.
The September book will be the title selected for the Class of 2011 summer reading: The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson. The other books will be the choice of each month’s discussion leader. For information about participating in Duke Reads, visit www.DukeReads.com after 1 June 2007.