recommended summer read for incoming freshmen at MTSU is by an impressive young man who went from prison to poetry to the classroom. Most of us will skip that first step, or at least will skip literal incarceration. But ignorance, inattention, sloth, and countless other shortcomings make their own kinds of prison. We can all take inspiration from this story.
Here's an interesting interview with the author of A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison, R. Dwayne Betts. He'll be our convocation speaker on the 25th. See you there.