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We provide all incoming first-year students with a critically acclaimed Common Reading book related to the year's theme. Students discuss the book in University Seminar and other courses.


What the Eyes Don't See

A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

"What the Eyes Don't See" book propped in window

About the Book

Our 2019-2020 Common Reading book is What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a riveting account of the water crisis affecting the children of Flint, Michigan.

About the Author

Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., is a pediatrician, scientist, and public health advocate who calls Michigan her home. Time magazine has named her among the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha


A video introduction to our 2019-2020 theme of Truth and our Common Reading book, What the Eyes Don't See.