Donate books to College-in-Prison Initiative

If you’re tired of settling for spare change for your textbooks, get in the seasonal spirit of giving and donate them to the Wesleyan College-in-Prison Initiative. Starting next fall, we hope to provide inmates at nearby prisons with access to Wesleyan courses, taught by Wesleyan professors. But we need books for this to happen. Your books.

Drop boxes will be located at Usdan, Olin, SciLi, Fisk, and Broad Street Books. Any and all donations, especially in the humanities and social sciences, will be greatly appreciated.

[Via Noah Gapsis ’10; originally posted 2008-12-01.]

18 thoughts on “Donate books to College-in-Prison Initiative

  1. Anonymous

    humanities dont require as much background knowledge… it requires more critical thinking. science is more take in information and try to understand it

  2. Anonymous

    humanities dont require as much background knowledge… it requires more critical thinking. science is more take in information and try to understand it

  3. Anonymous

    Does this mean only text book-type books? Or is something like a Maya Angelou autobiography also coo?(‘l’ left off intentionally)

  4. Anonymous

    Does this mean only text book-type books? Or is something like a Maya Angelou autobiography also coo?

    (‘l’ left off intentionally)

  5. Anonymous

    Also (just guessing), science kind of needs equipment/demonstrations, whereas humanities just requires books and your own mind :)I think this is a really cool idea, btw.

  6. Anonymous

    Also (just guessing), science kind of needs equipment/demonstrations, whereas humanities just requires books and your own mind :)

    I think this is a really cool idea, btw.

  7. Anonymous

    Although I don’t really want to engage in an argument about this, Anon 6:35, since you are being so hostile, I will tell you this. From what I know of the Prison Program, they are asking for these books because they teach primarily humanities and social studies classes at the prison. I think this has more to do with the interests students and professors that have been involved in the program up to this point than the prisoners themselves. A BioChem book wouldn’t do the program very much good is there is no BioChem student or professor teaching a class at the prison.

  8. Anonymous

    Although I don’t really want to engage in an argument about this, Anon 6:35, since you are being so hostile, I will tell you this. From what I know of the Prison Program, they are asking for these books because they teach primarily humanities and social studies classes at the prison. I think this has more to do with the interests students and professors that have been involved in the program up to this point than the prisoners themselves. A BioChem book wouldn’t do the program very much good is there is no BioChem student or professor teaching a class at the prison.

  9. Anonymous

    What, are inmates more likely to understand humanities than science or math because they are easier? As a humanities major, I find that insulting, comparing me to a prison dweller of limited knowledge.

  10. Anonymous

    What, are inmates more likely to understand humanities than science or math because they are easier? As a humanities major, I find that insulting, comparing me to a prison dweller of limited knowledge.

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