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10 university leaders share their personal reading lists

Have you ever wondered what books the people who lead universities and colleges have on their nightstands? Well, we approached some of these accomplished academicians to find out and here’s what we learned.

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1. Donna E. Shalala

President of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.

Shalala has served in the administrations of two presidents, Carter and Clinton, becoming the longest serving Secretary for US Health and Human Services during eight years in the Clinton cabinet. She was also one of the country’s first Peace Corps volunteers.  Here's what she's reading:

“Democracy: An American Novel,” by Henry Adams 

“Just Kids,” by Patti Smith

“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande

“America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder,” by Bret Stephens

“Bark," by Lorrie Moore

“Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora,” edited by Persis M. Karim

“Dog Songs,” by Mary Oliver

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