As an introduction to the complex questions that underpin a college education, and to facilitate conversation among the students in your Colloquium section, all first-year students are required to read The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. A copy of this text is included in your Orientation packet. Complete your reading by Orientation weekend and prepare to discuss the book with your Colloquium class. Consider participating in the essay contest! Entries are due August 1, 2015.