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What’s In an Umbrella?

Beck Williams, an honors political science major who participated in the January 2020 Honors Passport study abroad intersession course to Peru, found himself in an unexpected dilemma when the class took him to the top of a hill on the island of Taquile in Lake...

Thesis Blues? Let Your Topic Choose You!

By: Darci WaltonSo what’s it gonna be? As a freshman (and even sophomore) the most terrifying word for me to hear was “thesis.” The idea of a thesis sounded like something fancy academics wrote by candlelight while sipping tea in an office overrun by beautifully bound...

Making the Unfamiliar Familiar: Research Conferences

Honors psychology/sociology senior and Path Scholar Rebeca Zapata recently had the opportunity to present research from her honors thesis at a national conference in Atlanta, Georgia, thanks to an Honors College Conference/Workshop Travel Grant. Unsurprisingly, she...

And Now, A Word from Dean Mandeep Kaur

“Okay, now what?” That’s what I thought after I won the Dean for the Day Election. I was going to be the head honcho of the Honors College and had no clue what it would entail but luckily, I had my dean boots and my fresh energy to help me. While my energy remained...

The Desert of the Mind

  “Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.” These are the first lines of The Rule of St. Benedict, a 6th-century guide to monastic life. The Rule encourages discipline and asceticism, and this begins, as...