Dear Harrisonians Old and New:
Welcome to another academic year! We have been busy at Harrison preparing for the new semester. We already have an outing to see the Phillies take on the Mets, Karaoke night, Meet the Master events, Brunches, Game Nights, a Learning Styles Workshop, dinners with faculty, and many other programs planned to bring the University of Pennsylvania home to you.
We are also starting a new program: Harrison Cover to Cover, where we will host reading groups to discuss texts old and new selected by the Harrison staff. For the fall we will read: Dante's Inferno, Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow, and Allison Bechdel's Fun Home. Harrison will provide the books if you provide the insight into these texts. Sign up to be a discussion leader or a participant, and share the experience of reading and discussing these texts with your neighbors.
If you have any questions, please talk with any Harrison RA, GA, or Senior Staff member. Or stop by the Harrison Main Office - Harrison M10 and meet the friendly people working there to make sure that the house runs smoothly. My office is in Harrison M12. Come see me or to play with Elvis, who thinks of himself as the Rat Terrier in Residence.
Those of us who consider Harrison our home are proud of our community. We want you to feel at home here and invite you to help us plan new traditions and strengthen our well-established programs. If you can imagine something, we can make it happen.
I look forward to meeting each of you.
Frank Pellicone, PhD
Harrison College House Dean