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New Student Seminar

 Hello Class of 2018!

You will all be taking a class called New Student Seminar (NSS). NSS is required, but is not for credit, and is pass/fail. Decide which section you want and we will add you to the class.  The class meets as follows:
Saturday, September 6th from 9:30 – 2 and Thursday, September 11th and 18th from 12:45 – 1:50
Sunday, September 14th from 9:30 – 2 and Tuesday, September 16th and 30th from 12:45 – 1:50
Please email Dash Guillaume at no later than Wednesday, August 27th with your choice of the Saturday or Sunday section.

To prepare for NSS, we would like you read a few articles and write short responses for each group of readings (below) Responses are not graded, but are due at the first NSS session you attend.


Humble and Hopeful:  Welcoming First-Generation Poor and Working Class Students to College

A Blue Collar Honors Story

The Danger of Telling Poor Kids that College is the Key to Social Mobility

College: What it was, is, and should be  

 How to Get a Job at Google  



Here is the assignment sheet with questions and guidelines.

All the best,
The City College Honors Center