Each year, a committee of faculty, students, and administrators selects a book for the entire Baruch community to read and discuss. The freshman text for 2012-2013’s selection is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. The novel is about a young woman who immigrates to New York to study accounting at Brooklyn College. Today’s keynote address is presented by the Colm Toibin, the author of the book. Brooklyn was also the subject of the keynote address by another Irish author, Belinda McKeon, at Freshman Convocation, scheduled for Thursday, August 23rd.