Thesis

Renee E. Zhan
Profiles

Renee E. Zhan

Renee E. Zhan ‘16

Obasi R. Shaw
Profiles

Obasi R. Shaw

Obasi R. Shaw ‘17

Kapena Baptista
Profiles

Kapena Baptista

Kapena Baptista ‘16

Daniel A. Citron
Profiles

Daniel A. Citron

Daniel A. Citron ‘16

John N. Sakellariadis
Profiles

John N. Sakellariadis

John N. Sakellariadis ‘16

College

After Submitting Theses, Seniors Defend their Findings

​With the stress of submitting a senior thesis behind them, some students now face a new challenge of presenting and defending their findings to faculty and peers.

College

Theses Submitted, Seniors Excited to Leave the Library

Members of the Class of 2016 who submitted their senior theses said they are looking forward to spending their newfound free time away from libraries and looming deadlines.

College

Seniors Reflect on Their Thesis Experiences

As thesis deadlines rapidly approach, Harvard seniors reflected on the intellectual challenges associated with tackling massive projects​ and the struggle to balance regular coursework and writing.

Creative Writing Theses
FlyBy Blog

How to Spot a Thesising Senior

​We’re now in the home stretch of the year. We await the coming of spring, which will probably arrive by late May if we’re lucky. But also approaching very quickly (or slowly depending on who you are) are the deadlines for senior theses. Of course not all seniors will be trading in their social lives for some quality time with their laptop in the library this semester. In fact, there is quite a sharp distinction between your studious, stressed out, sleep deprived senior working on a thesis, and your checked out, never stressed non-thesising senior who seemingly never leaves the Dhall. Two very different breeds of senior who do not take being mixed up lightly. We’re here to help you spot the difference.

Weatherhead Conference
FAS

Seniors Present Research at Weatherhead Center

After spending the summer researching around the world, 17 seniors presented their findings at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs’ undergraduate thesis conference last Thursday and Friday.

Pavic in Progress
Books

Pavić in Process

I’d been told to “swim” in the intellectual environment, to identify with the author and his sources, rather than scoop out what I wanted with my usual external and surgical precision.

Creative Writing Theses
College

Creative Writing Theses

Twenty seniors are pursuing creative writing theses through the English department this year, double the number of students who wrote a creative writing thesis in 2013.

Creative Writing Theses
Humanities Division

Number of Creative Thesis Writers Doubles

Twenty seniors are currently working on creative theses—double the number of students who wrote them in 2013.

Moiya in the Warren House
Science

Moiya A.S. McTier

Moiya McTier is a joint concentrator in two of the most different fields from one another: Astrophysics and Folklore & Mythology.

College

For Off-Cycle Seniors, Thesis-Writing Concludes

Most Harvard seniors edit, toil over, and finally turn in their theses in a communal flurry in the weeks leading up to spring break and Housing Day each spring. But for the College’s off-cycle seniors, the affair is less standardized and a bit more lonely, they say.