This summer, incoming first-year students will read selections from Thisibelieve.org.
This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives: "a public dialogue about belief – one essay at a time."
This I Believe began with a popular 1950s Edward R. Murrow radio series. Today more than 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been written, recorded, and archived on the ThisIBelieve website and have been heard on public radio, chronicled in books, and featured in weekly podcasts.
So, whether you come to UMassD from Boston, Massachusetts or Mumbai, India, this summer we'll ask you to:
- Consider how other people describe their core values, about anything and everything
- Then, craft and share your own core values: what you believe
We'll discuss this project further during the second day of each June Orientation session.