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Seeking Northwestern's next great campus read

Submit choices now for next year’s One Book One Northwestern program

  • Deadline for proposals is Monday, Nov. 7
  • Students to receive a copy of selected book before the 2017 fall quarter    
  • Submissions should be available in paperback and digital formats by May 1, 2017 

EVANSTON - Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern selection committee is seeking recommendations for the 2017-2018 academic year by Monday, Nov. 7.

Book suggestions should include title, author, number of pages, a short summary and a brief description of why this book would make a good common read.

Submit proposals via the electronic form by the Nov. 7 deadline. Those without a Google account are invited to submit a proposal via email.

Have a question? Contact One Book One Northwestern at

The committee will review initial proposals and invite a smaller number of full proposals for more detailed consideration before making recommendations to President Morton Schapiro.

This year’s selection is “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail -- but Some Don’t,” penned by political prognosticator and analytics guru Nate Silver, who spoke at Northwestern recently.

The selected book should be available in paperback and digital formats by May 1, 2017, and will be distributed to incoming students during the summer in preparation for the fall quarter. 

The One Book One Northwestern program is sponsored by the Office of the President. The selection committee, chaired by Eugene Lowe Jr., assistant to the president, includes students, faculty and staff.

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