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Will Cliff 9/29/09 WAC 1 Service At UCLA Service was the theme that filled the UCLA Bruins campus this past week, as the students got back into the swing of scholastic university life. From reading Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains to the historic UCLA Day, students embraced the new “True Bruin” characteristic of “Service.” Students were requested, not required, to read Mountains Beyond Mountains before the school year began as a sort of common ground they could find between each other. While the majority of the students did not do the reading, it was greatly enjoyed and appreciated by those who had. Paul Farmer, the main character in the story, has become a bit of an idol or role model around campus—and his name may be heard in many conversations throughout the campus. In the story, Kidder does a magnificent job of conveying Farmer’s tireless efforts towards his life goal of free worldwide health care. This idea more than just work or an obsession to Farmer—it is his life and everything he does revolves directly around his
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course WAC 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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