For next year's campus-wide read, the One Book, One Campus committee has chosen "The Laramie Project," a play about a hate crime murder in 1998, written by Moises Kaufman. In its ninth year at University of Richmond, One Book, One Campus is a project that encourages students, faculty and staff to read and discuss a book about social issues. "The Laramie Project," which is about the murder of a gay University of Wyoming student named Matthew Shepard, was chosen because of current hate-crime issues involving the LGBTQ community and its role in society, said Lucretia McCulley, a member of the selection committee. McCulley, director of outreach services in Boatwright Memorial Library, said she thought "The Laramie Project" would appeal to everyone because it was a short play that was easy to read and related to subjects across the curriculum. The committee also felt encouraged to choose the play when it learned that Kaufman would be speaking in February as part of the Jepson Leadership Forum, said committee chairwoman Molly Field, administrative coordinator of the Chaplaincy.