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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.

Sep
01

August: Why White Teachers?

Recently, as I’ve been acquiring permission from the school district I’m working in for my Thesis, I’ve come across questions about why I am choosing to interview and observe White teachers in particular.  Some were worried that I was being discriminatory, and that my research findings wouldn’t apply to all teachers’ practices.  In this blog…
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Sep
01

Is there a “correct” way to speak brianzolo?

Apologies for the super-late update! Last post I mentioned that I would write about the best interview ever….so I’ll start with that! This post will focus on how I somewhat changed the focus of my research from strictly regional identity and how its maintained through dialect,  to how the dialect changes even in the next…
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Aug
31

Back to School

August has come to a close, and I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown. Classes have started, and I have had to sadly acknowledge that I am indeed a senior. Luckily, I will be kept plenty busy by my thesis to help distract me from the fast-approaching realities of post-grad life.

Aug
31

Back to School

The school year has begun, and it is certainly very weird to be back here, knowing that this is my last year at the College. It’s also pretty upsetting, so I am trying hard not to think about it. Luckily I have a lot this year to keep myself busy, and distracted from the impending…
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Aug
31

August Blog Post: Rare Books at the Library of Congress

Working in DC in August was exciting with the opening of the Metro’s new silver line. A station opened within walking distance of my home, significantly shortening my commute to the Library of Congress. This month, I read texts in the Rare Books and Special Collections reading room at the Library of Congress. The Special…
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