Williston Scholars Presentations Make an Impact


Students in Williston Scholars Language, Math, and History classes, will present their final projects as Thanksgiving break approaches. The Williston Scholars program is a college-model course that introduces students to the rigors of directed independent study and allows students to engage deeply with a topic he or she is passionate about in any discipline over the course of a trimester.

On Wednesday, November 13, at 11:15 a.m. in the Dodge Room in Reed Campus Center, we hear from Williston Scholars Language students in French and German:

  • Dom Behrens ’20: Language: The Key to the World via Bilingual Children’s Literature
  • Akivha Mazile ’20: Haitian Creole, Is it Really Just ‘Français?’: A Phonetical Comparison Between the Two Languages
  • Jason Rhett ’20: The Complex Nature of the French Language—Even for Francophones
  • Sarah Kimmel ’20: Doctors With(out) Borders: Faults in Médecins Sans Frontières Training that the French Language Can Bridge
  • Bailey Schiff ’20: The Art of Drunken Boats and Bad Flowers: An Étude of the poetry of Gautier, Baudelaire, and Rimbaud

On Friday, November 15, at 11 a.m. in the Dodge Room, Latin students present:

  • Eric Albanese ’20: An Idiot’s Guide to Ancient Idioms: Lessons From Now and Then
  • Nikki Foster ’20: Pulchra Horatii Flacci Carmina: The Beautiful Songs of Horace
  • Lauren Solzak ’20: A Response to Horace’s and Catullus’ Representations of Women
  • Nat Markey ’20: Translation Station: The Tricky Relationship Between Horace’s Poetry and Some Well Known Translations

Next week, History Scholars will present in the Dodge Room on Thursday, November 21, at 8:30 a.m.:

  • Gabe Lui ’20: Presidential Powers and Immigration Post-9/11
  • Rachel Goodman ’20: The History of Anxiety
  • Louisa Weed ’20: The Depiction of Women in Ancient Greek Art
  • Katie Borden ’20: The First Generation of Women in the Ivy Leagues
  • Keyu Lu ’20: Feminism and Morality in Film
  • Penn Cancro ’20: 1994 Crime Bill

Math Scholar presentations take place in the PA room, Thursday, November 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m.:

  • Sebastian Santelices ’20: A Study on the Impact Williston Scholars has had on Scholars Alumni
  • Abby Dennin ’20: Progress towards Building a Self-driving RC Car
  • Mac Kongsomjit ’21: An Attempt to Explore the Practical Applications of Using a Beginner-Grade EEG Headset