Bill Shore's book, “The Cathedral Within,” which first-year students are asked to read before they come to Orientation, was included in a story about college and university summer reading lists in the Thursday, June 7 issue of U.S. News and World Report. Read Freshmen Get Summer Reading Assignments.
As part of the Orientation, students will volunteer at Geneva community organizations, and then gather in groups to talk about that work, Shore's book, and the idea that they'll be working and living in Geneva for four years.
Shore points out in the book that the only thing the medieval cathedral builders could know for certain is that they would never see what they were devoting their life work to in completed form.
His other major point is his belief that we all have an internal desire to make a difference in the world in some way.
A long tradition of public service earned the Colleges a listing by The Princeton Review as one of 81 “Colleges with a Conscience.”