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While the Earth Sleeps We Travel (2022)

Combining Badr’s own poetry with the personal narratives and creative contributions of dozens of young...


Eight students earned prizes in the 2020 Common Reader Essay Contest, in response to Elizabeth Kolbert’s “Under A White Sky”.

Here are the essay contest winners:

  • First place: Joshua Ciliberti, a University Studies major from Ambler, Pennsylvania.
  • Second Place: Jessica Griffith, an Environmental Science major from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
  • Third Place: Maya Weaver, an Anthropology major from Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Honorable Mention: Gabriela Taveroni, a Nutrition major from Twp Washington, NJ.
  • Honorable Mention: Ian Leduc, an Accounting major from Marlboro, New York.
  • Honorable Mention: Priya Thamburaj, an Environmental Science major from Aberdeen, NJ.
  • Honorable Mention: Juliana Castillo, a Philosophy Studies major from Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Honorable Mention: Amanda Heil, an International Relations major from West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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