- Discussion Leader: Dr. Michael Shuman
- Location: Greene 310
From apartheid South Africa to the current host of the Daily Show, Trevor Noah’s fascinating journey from his “criminal” birth to his celebrity adulthood is told through a series of personal essays that are deeply moving, terribly unsettling, yet absolutely hilarious. Noah is a gifted storyteller, and his ability to recover from adversity is highlighted in each story. His experiences with racism, religion, politics, and family are both relatable and compelling, and I’m certain that we will have a lively and meaningful discussion about what it means to recover from such a challenging – yet always colorful – childhood.
I am the Director of our Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services (LAC-DS), where we are committed to providing opportunities for all students to achieve academic success. The LAC-DS coordinates many of the academic support services, including peer tutoring and academic coaching, that new students find invaluable, as they navigate their college experiences at WFU. I also teach a course in the Psychology department aimed at teaching students the skills and approaches that are associated with success in college.