THE NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY
Common Read Committee chose “Just
Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson as the
university’s common read for the 2016-17
Author Bryan Stevenson has dedicated his
legal practice to defending the poor and the
wrongly condemned. By the time his book
published in 2014, Stevenson and attorneys
working for the organization he established,
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), had won relief
(by overturning convictions or receiving
new trials or sentencing hearings) for 100
death row inmates in Alabama alone.
Mr. Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30
years in solitary confinement on Alabama’s
death row for two robbery-murders he
did not commit and who was freed in
2015 through the work of Stevenson, will
deliver the NSU Common Read Lecture on
Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson
Fine Arts Center Theater. Admission is free.
took place at the location
of the planned residence hall, near South
Washington Street and 12th Avenue Southeast.
The 144-bed residence hall will house a mix of
freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. It will
include a variety of suite-style options throughout
the facility, including 14 two-bedroom suites, 10 one-
bedroom suites and 17 two-bedroom semi-suites.
The main floor houses a large lobby/lounge area
complete with kitchen space, study space and social
space. The first floor has a small conference room
that can be used by staff as well as students for small
group study sessions.
The second and third floor both have smaller public
lounges that offer kitchen amenities and a social
gathering space. There is a small study room on each
of these floors for study sessions.
Six small study coves will be scattered throughout
ceremony held for
new residence hall
Northern State University held a
groundbreaking ceremony for its new
residence hall on May 4.
2 bed unit
residence hall coordinator
FIRST FLOOR LOUNGE
4 bed (bunk beds) unit
4 bed (bunk beds) unit with living