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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.

Aug
24

I have plans!

Stop the show, guys.  I have a thesis and an outline.  It’s actually working.  (OK I know that might be a pretty basic accomplishment, but I spent a whole lot of time this summer wracking my brains to figure out how to say something different from “she’s a woman so she writes about women and…
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Aug
24

Gearing Up for the Year

I spent last spring gearing up for the summer, readying myself for research in Guatemala. Suddenly, with a poof, it’s over! With this fall, the next step begins. The writing. It’s time to gear up again. Right now, I’m still attempting to orient myself within the mountains of information I have. All the notes I took…
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Aug
23

Tokyo and Why I Was There

Hi again! In this post, I will elaborate on my time at the National Diet Library (国立国会図書館)in Tokyo, Japan.

Aug
23

The Summer’s End

The summer portion of my research has officially come to an end! A quick update about what has been completed and where I’m heading from here:

Aug
23

New and Improved Proposal (after complete derail)

So after much consideration, I have derailed from my original topic and come up with something completely new and exciting. Attached is my new proposal. I’m reading a lot of science now which is something I never thought I’d be doing while doing philosophy. It seems that I really needed to get clear about the…
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