Front Cover: Rally on October 18, 1996, to protest the use of pepper spray by public safety officers during a Student Assembly Meeting the week prior. Photo by Evangelos Dousmanis.
As the academic year begins, Binghamton University Special Collections has chosen Coming to Voice: Writing Personal, Civic, and Academic Arguments, edited by Kelly Kinney and Sean Fenty, as its the featured book for September 2014. This textbook serves as the basis for Binghamton’s most popular first-year writing course, WRIT 111.
Committed to providing highly motivated students an outstanding education grounded in the liberal arts, the First-Year Writing Program is a central component of the Binghamton University Writing Initiative. Its mission is to foster in students the academic and civic literacies essential for success at the University and beyond, and the program is a recipient of the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s Certificate of Writing Program Excellence, an award developed to honor top writing programs across the country and around the globe.
WRIT 111 and Coming to Voice: Writing Personal, Civic, and Academic Arguments focus on salient social issues important in the civic and academic spheres, and both the course and this textbook reflect Binghamton University’s mission to nurture in students an active engagement in the most pressing matters of our time.
Coming to Voice: Writing Personal, Civic, and Academic Arguments is now a part of the Binghamton University Archives Collection. To see the book, come to Special Collections, located on the second floor of the Bartle Library off of the North Reading Room.
Back cover: Students protesting investments in South Africa in front of the Administration Building in 1985.