caroline working on her thesis in one of her many carrels
Welcome to the 7th installment of thesiscrazy!!!! This post includes interviews with Will Barr ’18, MA ’19, who is doing an MB&B masters thesis, we have Caroline Kravitz ’19, doing a local history thesis, Tomás Rogel ’19, doing a sociology thesis, and Lindsay Zelson ’19, doing a history thesis! Read past the jump to learn more about these wonderful, amazing, accomplished human beings :)
For past installments of thesiscrazy, click here.
A dispatch from the Library for senior thesis writers:
The library is offering workshops on research sources and interlibrary loan and other services for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/24, Tuesday 9/25, Wednesday 9/26, and Thursday 9/27 at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session in Olin Library in the Develin Room (room 204, beside the Art Library space on the second floor by the big stairs in the front of the building). Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.
Date: Monday, September 24-Thursday, September 27
Time: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM each day
Place: Olin Library, Develin Room (Room 204 beside the Art Library)
A picture of Lila counting cells (her “favorite activity”)
It has been a wild ride. Reading through all these THESISCRAZY2018 interviews has been a privilege, and I can’t wait to see what next year’s class brings. But today we have reached the end of our time together. Part 14 is the last part of thesiscrazy this year. I am sad. You are sad. But today at 4pm, the seniors are gonna stand on the Olin steps and they’re gonna pop their bottles of champagne, have a drink or two (or ten) with friends, and celebrate their momentous achievement of writing a thesis. But let’s not forget they’re probably a little sad too, and they don’t quite know why. It’s gonna nag them a little, and they’ll be left wondering. And then next week (not tomorrow or this weekend ’cause they’ll be celebrating), they’ll realize. Their thesis, this thing that was on their mind 22/7 for the last year, is finished. Their baby is gone.
We’ve got some great ones by Ali Arminio ’18, Khephren Spigner ‘18, Caroline Deimer ‘18, Lila Levinson ‘18, Jackson Barnett ‘18, Grace Wong ‘18, Allegra Ayida ‘18, Emily Kessler ‘18, and Amélie Clémot ‘18. Don’t skimp on these theses.
Read after the jump to catch up on this final installment of THESISCRAZY2018. And if you really need something for some ultra-last-minute procrastination, check out all of this year’s interviews here! We’ll see you on the steps at 4!
Celina hanging out in the gallery
Welcome back to THESISCRAZY2018! This post is a diamond. So unique. Not one of these thesis writers are doing a thesis in the same department. We have a Studio Art thesis by Celina Bernstein ‘18, an Econ thesis by Aqila Putri ‘18, a COL thesis by Jake Orlin ‘18, a Psych thesis by Ananya Subrahmanian ‘18, a Spanish thesis by Martha Mastrianni ‘18, and a Biology and ENVS thesis by Eric Hagen ‘18.
Check out their theses after the jump!
Dasha filling us in on her thesis
Welcome to the NINTH installment of ThesisCrazy 2018. It’s been a day, with a lot of posts, but I feel the need to emphasize that each of these thesis writers has done a phenomenal job, and we wish each of them the best of luck in these last two days.
Two of the three theses in this post feature our BFF, Russia. Dasha Dubinsky ‘18 is writing a thesis where she gets to shit on Putin, which is definitely a win in my opinion. James Reston ’18 is entrenched in a KGB file about the Jesuits. And Nathaniel Barton ’18 is talking about the Isle of Pines, an Island off the coast of Cuba (more Cuba!).
Get yo thesis on after the jump!
Ilana telling us about the linkage between what we eat and how free we are.
In this post we have the lovely ladies Ilana Newman ’18, Hai Lun Tan ’18, and Katie Barnes ’18. They’ve done some amazing thesising about topics both domestic and international, and there was some more travel involved! To Cuba too! You can also do some literary traveling to Crete in 1200 B.C.E. (sadly Katie couldn’t actually travel there. bc 1200 B.C.E.)
Check out their thesising after the jump!
Sonya filling us in on her world travels, all in the name of research.
This ThesisCrazy installment features three leading ladies with their theses in various awesome majors. Travel to Medieval Spain with Sonya Bessalel ‘18, Italy with Hannah Skopicki ’18, and read some Yiddish folktales with Sophia Shoulson ’18.
I’m in LOVE with the diversity of thoughts, ideas, and peoples in this post. Get your thesis traveling on after the jump!
“Then eventually, you reach something so esoteric that you can imagine a little notification: ‘Congratulations! You’ve reached no-man’s-land!’”
Not exactly the kind of champagne bath we’re talking about…
Welcome to the tenth and final installment of THESISCRAZY 2017! We’ve had a blast talking to 45 (!!!) thesis-writers this year representing 23 different departments! AMST and FILM tied for the lead with 7 THESISCRAZY interviews each! Not quite the 95 theses of Martin Luther, but it still beat Wesleying’s record of 40 interviews in 2016! You can check out all nine previous THESISCRAZY 2017 posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here (phew!) and you can find the entire archive here.
As you’re making the final finishing touches and mentally preparing for the champagne bath you’re about to take at 4 PM on the Olin Steps (Maybe your first bath in days? We’re not judging!), check out these final interviews!
Congratulations to everyone who embarked on the wild journey of writing a thesis this year! (And if you’re an underclassperson reading these, we hope to get to interview you when it’s your turn to go through this special hell!)
“Like, fuck academic excellence. Honestly.”
This afternoon we’ve got a triple double-feature for you: three great interviews, each with two great thesis-writers in their final stages of bewilderment, stress, and manic laughter! You can also read back on parts 1-8 here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here and you can find the entire archive here.
Enjoy the triple double-feature after the jump!
“I’ve been telling people that my brain is somewhere splattered on some pavement that I’ve been trying to find.”
It’s the last full day of thesis-ing for most of you (more on that later), and you can feel the stress gathering in the air–or is that the humidity that chose to accompany the lovely spring temperatures? Either way, we’ve got plenty of interviews left to distract you from last-minute edits, frantically writing acknowledgments, and all the other stuff you have to do before you hit print one last time. And if these aren’t enough, you can also read back on all seven parts of THESISCRAZY 2017 here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, and you can find the entire archive here.
If you’re a thesis writer who’s feeling really wild, and you really want an interview before the pearly gates close at 4 PM tomorrow, you can email us at staff[at]wesleying[dot]edu with your name, major, workspace/carrel number, and times you can meet today, and there’s ~a chance~ (no promises) we’ll be able to make the magic happen before 4 PM tomorrow. But you should probably be working anyways.
Check out the interviews after the cut: