Pre-read speaks volumes about Princeton

Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 12.45.41 PMBefore they arrive on campus, Princeton freshmen are asked to complete their first assignment — reading the Princeton Pre-read, a book chosen each year by Princeton’s president as an introduction to the University’s intellectual life. The 1,300-plus members of the Class of 2019 have just finished “Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do” by social psychologist Claude Steele, a meditation on identity that President Christopher L. Eisgruber calls “some of the most important social science work done in the last quarter-century.” 

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