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Alumni

Theses That Foreshadowed Influence

“Who here wrote a thesis?” Conan C. O'Brien ’85 asked the Class of 2000 during his Class Day address. “A lot of hard work, a lot of your blood went into that thesis,” he said. “And no one is ever going to care.”

Engineering Thesis Project
Student Life

Engineering Thesis Project

Ansel B. Duff '15, a mechanical engineering concentrator, works on a go kart powered by compressed air for his senior thesis project at a workshop at MIT.

Engineering Thesis Project
College

For Many Engineering Seniors, Break Is Crunch Time for Theses

With oral presentations scheduled for March 26 and 27 and written reports due on April 2, many engineering seniors will spend the upcoming week-long holiday finishing their projects.

Thesis Season
College

As Seniors Print Theses, Classics Shifts to Digital Submissions

Following a decision made several weeks ago, seniors in the Classics Department will, for the first time, only be required to submit a PDF copy of their thesis.

Thesis Final Stretch
Thesis

Thesis Final Stretch

Marina Chen ’15, shown speaking in the Science Center, is due to finish her thesis by next Thursday. Her writing explores the effectiveness of policies that limit individual choice with the intent of helping people make better decisions.

Senior Thesis Final Stretch
Thesis

Senior Thesis Final Stretch

Katharine D. D’Orazio’15, a psychology concentrator with an economic secondary, is due to submit her thesis next Thursday. Her research centers on how visual and verbal cognitive processing affects the decision-making process.

Senior Thesis Final Stretch
College

Thesis Writers Prepare for Looming Deadlines

After a year-long preparation, thesis writers are pulling their final all-nighters in advance of the coming deadlines.

College

Hist and Lit Concentrators Near Thesis Completion

Hist. and Lit. concentrators will celebrate submitting senior theses on Friday with champagne, cookies, and camaraderie.

Research

71 Students Awarded Hoopes Prizes

Harvard undergraduates were honored for their outstanding scholarly work or research, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.

Mallory Weiss portrait
Theater

Mallory Weiss portrait

Mallory J. Weiss '15 is writing an original play for her creative thesis.

Mariel Pettee portrait
Dance

Mariel Pettee portrait

Mariel N. Pettee '14 is composing a dance piece examining the Higgs boson particle.

Mallory Weiss portrait
Music

The Creationists

The work produced by undergraduates who are awarded creative theses varies widely with regard to medium as well as subject matter. But these students are united by a belief that creative work is just as valid a way of demonstrating scholarly excellence as critical work.

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College

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Venn Diagram - Theses/Feces

College

Celebrity Theses

Throughout the month of March, seniors across campus will breathe sighs of relief as they press “save” for the last time on their theses. As these students finish up the final touches on their papers, FM takes a moment to look back at the theses of some notable alumni and their choice of research topics. Not surprisingly, many of these now-famous former seniors wrote about topics that give us a glimpse of who they became. So, read on to learn more about the stars.

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College

Theses Vs. Feces

Everyone in hist and lit does it.

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction