What They Learned

A series exploring the thesis work of recent graduates.

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Where They're Headed

A blog series detailing the post-Haverford plans of our recent graduates.

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The Club Life @ Haverford

The Club Life @ Haverford

A series exploring the many varied student clubs on campus.

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Cool Classes

A series highlighting interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

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WHAT THEY LEARNED: David Reilley ’16

For his thesis, the chemistry major worked on a computational problem of a lab in Montreal, where he had previously conducted a summer research internship.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Tamar Hoffman ’16

The political science major researched how bipartisan consensus on criminal justice reform changed from the 1994 Crime Bill to the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Casey Falk ’16

The computer science major studied how machine learning models work by using a novel approach to determine which features of a data set are the most useful to the model.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Oluwatobi Alliyu ’16

The anthropology major, who minored in health studies and earned a concentration in Africana studies, researched Nigeria’s healthcare system and HIV programs for her senior thesis.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Yanxi Li ’16

The economics major studied how Foreign Direct Investment inflows and privatization of enterprises in China affect the country’s innovation across industry sectors.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Grant Finn ’16

The math major and captain of the baseball team combined his two passions for a thesis that used statistics to address how certain situations in a game are advantageous for pitchers.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Kaziah White ’16

The anthropology major’s passion for reproductive justice and interest in oral history informed her thesis, which gathers stories from abortion care providers.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Divya Shiv ’16

The English and psychology double major wrote two theses: one on The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and another on cultural differences in social support.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Nora Weathers ’16

Inspired by a topic from her Superlab course, the chemistry major and environmental studies minor researched the long-term reservoirs of pesticide DDT—which has been banned for almost 50 years in the U.S.—in salt marsh sediment.