What Do You Believe?
Bucknell University selected This I Believe as the first-year common reading for the Class of 2015.
Over the summer, students read the book and began to reflect on the fundamental values that guide their lives.
Then, starting with New Student Orientation and continuing through the fall semester, we explored what we believe and why, as individuals and as a community.
About This I Believe
In 1951, Edward R. Murrow hosted a daily radio program called "This I Believe," which reached 39 million listeners. Well-known Americans and everyday citizens read five-minute essays sharing their personal life philosophies. The broadcast became so popular that fifty years later, a not-for-profit organization, This I Believe, Inc., has been established to encourage learners young and old to examine their belief systems and write personal essays describing what they believe and why.
More than 100,000 thousand people around the world and from all walks of life have shared their personal stories. Many of these stories are archived on the This I Believe website, broadcast on public radio, chronicled in books and featured in weekly podcasts.