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    The Honors Fellowship

    All students who were approved to conduct departmental Honors in the 2013-2014 academic year were eligible to apply for fellowships through the William and Mary Honors Fellowship program. Representing a variety of disciplines, the Fellows receive funding to devote 10 full-time weeks during the summer for research and additional money during the year for project-related expenses.

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    The Blog

    All Honors Fellows will submit posts to the W&M Honors Fellows blog for a full year as they research and write their honors theses. Follow along as these students experience the highs and lows of creating, conducting, and completing an individual research project.

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    The 16th Annual Honors Colloquium

    Each February the Roy R. Charles Center hosts the Honors Colloquium, a presentation forum for Honors students working on theses. W&M Honors Fellows will participate in the Colloquium, presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience of their peers, faculty, family, and friends. The Colloquium are open to the public, and everyone is welcome!

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    The Thesis

    The Departmental Honors Program provides qualified students the opportunity to complete a two-semester, six-credit research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.  Each Honors project culminates in a thesis and oral defense.   Completing an Honors project can be one of the most academically rewarding experiences of a student’s undergraduate career.


Hygiene-Related Infectious Diseases: July Post

Upon returning from Nicaragua, I made the abrupt transition from hiking rural mountain trails to pacing government halls in DC, interning with USAID in the Bureau for Global Health. My hope with this internship was to gain a greater understanding of the role of international aid in health, and how policy and research shaped that…
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A Long-Winded Wind-Up: Circle Courts in Australia

Well, I’ve arrived back Stateside after a month and a half in and around Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. If you haven’t been, first of all don’t go during the winter (our summer) and second eat as much yoghurt as you can get your hands on because it’s the best in the world. Honestly, other…
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July Blog Post: Travel and Intellectual Development

During the month of July, I read secondary sources discussing travel in Europe and America. One of the most interesting texts was English Travellers Abroad, 1604-1667, by John Stoye. Stoye researched travelers abroad, particularly in France, Italy, and the Netherlands, in order to explain the origins of the Grand Tour. Stoye identifies how politics at…
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Beijing LGBT Center Gala

Sitting in my suit wearing my brand new LGBT Center nametag, the head volunteer on the bus took to the microphone. “Please do not post about the Gala on social media, especially Weibo. We don’t want this event shut down like last year.” I had tried to prepare my nerves for the day of the…
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Discharge Procedure in Graph Coloring

Hello, everyone! It has been a very fascinating and illuminating two months here at William and Mary. I have been learning a lot about math research in general and my specific graph theory problem in particular. I took a two week hiatus at the end of July to work as a counselor for the middle…
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