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Learn TUgether, Grow TUgether: About Us

Fall 2024 Selection

2024 Selection: the podcast House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy

Program goals:

  1. Foster Community.
  2. Engage in dialogue about loneliness.
  3. Promote and encourage social connections.

What is Read TUgether?

Learn TUgether, Grow TUgether is a program designed to bring the Trinity community together around an important theme and conversation: loneliness and the power of social connection.

What changed for 2024? 

The Learn TUgether, Grow TUgether program is a iteration of Reading TUgether (or Common Read) with a focus on access and equity of the text or medium. For its pilot year, we chose a freely available podcast House Calls by Dr. Vivek Murthy. The committee selected Murthy based on his expertise and experience with public health issues including loneliness and the power of social connection. He published his findings on loneliness in 2020. In June 2022 he started the podcast House Calls to "explore the uncertainties of life and how to find meaning and joy along the way."

Previous titles

2021: Long Shot by Craig Hodges

2019: On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss

Evicted by Matthew Desmond 

Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss 

Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong by Raymond Bonner

The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddartha Mukherjee

Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne

► Read more! Greg Mortenson delivered the first Read TUgether lecture in 2008

2024 Committee Members

Audrey Stewart, librarian

Bradley Dusing, librarian

Marina Waltom, Instructional Designer

Regina Romero, Academic Advisor

Glo Cardenas, Strategic Comm & Marketing

Marcy Youngdahl, University Physician

Greg Hazleton, Director Environmental Studies 

Jacob Tingle, Business Professor

LadyStacie Rimes Boyd, Associate Director Campus Relations

Molly Mata, Faculty Development Coordinator

Mindy Tran Champion, Asst. Director Orientation & Transitions