Subject Guides

Weapons of Math Destruction, Common Read 2022

This guide is intended to help faculty and students engage with the 2022 Common Read book, Weapons of Math Destruction. Special thanks to Vicky Ludas Orlofsky and Courtney Walsh of Stevens Institute of Technology for the foundation for this guide.


Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality And Threatens Democracy

Cathy O'Neil
2022 First Year Read Selection


Welcome to the resource guide for the 2022 Common Read book, Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil.

The Common Read Experience

Binghamton University is excited to continue the Common Read Experience for all incoming first-year students. The program helps students gain new perspectives on the most important issues of our days, learn how to engage in constructive dialogue and debate and acclimate to the intellectual life of a premier university. The Common Read also enables students to build connections to the campus community through talks and programming over the summer, and participate in activities and events throughout the fall.

The bulk of common read programming will take place in person during B-Welcome Week and will continue throughout the fall semester, providing a chance for all new students to participate. While we hope everyone joins us, this program is highly recommended but not mandatory.

For more, see the Common Read Experience website.