Orientation Reading Component

As the newest members of the Bloomfield College community, we would like to introduce you to the type of academic activity you will soon be participating in at Bloomfield College.  Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco is required reading for all incoming freshmen.   We are providing a FREE copy of this book for all Bloomfield College Freshmen when you register for your classes.  Please read this book before you come to the four-day orientation activities from Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - Friday, August 28, 2015As a new student at Bloomfield College, you are required to attend this event.

At New Student Orientation, among other activities, you and a small group of other new students will join a professor to discuss this reading selection in a college classroom environment. Please remember that it will be much easier and much more rewarding to participate in the discussion if you’ve read the book before attending orientation.  We suggest that you read the book thoroughly and reflectively and then begin to formulate your own opinions on the issues raised by the reading.


Three years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted to show in words and drawings what life looks like in places where the marketplace rules without constraints, where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize profit. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is the searing account of their travels.

If you have not received a copy of the book please contact the Center for Student Leadership & Engagment at 973-748-9000 ext. 1144 to find out how to get your copy.  We hope you enjoy your summer reading, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.  We look forward to meeting you this fall and assisting you in your future here at Bloomfield College where you will ‘write your own story.’