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  • The chemistry major, creative writing minor, and biochemistry concentrator took on pancreatic cancer treatment for his thesis.

  • The Latin major, who minored in psychology, is pursuing a career in education as a way to combat the social and structural inequalities that plague classrooms across the country.

  • The double major used both her theses in biology and Spanish to address environmental concerns.

  • Tom Barbash '83 reflects on the life experiences and intergenerational relationships that informed his most recent novel, The Dakota Winters.

  • The physics major used his senior thesis to explore methods of conceptualizing dark matter.

  • The chemistry major, biochemistry concentrator, and French and Francophone studies minor reflects on the collaborative aspects of his thesis process.

  • By analyzing compounds from animal bones, archaeologist Kevin P. Smith '81 and colleagues are revealing climate conditions in the distant past.


  • Campus played host to over 1100 people from 41 states—and countries as far away as India, Kenya, England, and Sweden—for dinners, panel discussions, readings, parties, and reunions with old friends.

  • The psychology major and economics and neuroscience minor is bound for the most magical place on earth.

  • The English major informed their analysis of comedy writer P.G. Wodehouse through an incorporation of techniques common to computer science.

  • This past December, Joan Gabel '88 was named president of the University of Minnesota, making her the first woman to be appointed to that post in the university's 167-year-history.

  • The chemistry major’s thesis began as an attempt to apply the techniques that her advisor uses to study oil to honeybee health, but quickly became a lesson on the importance of flexibility in the lab.

  • Essayist and senior managing editor of Washingtonian magazine Bill O'Sullivan '83 on why you should attend Alumni Weekend 2019.

  • The mathematics major and environmental studies minor uses mathematical tools to study honeybee populations.

  • On May 18, the College held its 181st Commencement ceremony, celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2019.