The University Honors Program is excited to announce Matthew Desmond’s Evicted as our 2018 First Pages author! Winner of the Pulitizer Prize, Dr. Desmond’s work examines issues of poverty, economic exploitation, and housing in American cities. Prospective students may expect additional information in the upcoming months!
The Honors Program selected Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy as its 2017 First Pages novel! Stevenson’s work examines matters of criminal justice reform in the United States, a contested issue that provokes questions about race, class, and equal access to the law. The University Honors Program collaborated with other Northeastern offices, faculty, student groups, and its student community to organize multiple events and opportunities to learn more about this year’s theme.
2016-2017 First Pages Author & Programming
The Honors Program has chosen to focus their programming this year on the refugee and migrant crisis, aligning with our 2016 First Pages novel, Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder. Migration is currently, and has historically been, a prevalent, controversial topic both in the United States and globally.