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Southwestern Participating in New Project Sponsored by the Huffington Post

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    A paper by senior English and education double major Paige Duggins (left) was the first one from Southwestern to be posted by The Huffington Post's Thesis Project. Duggins wrote her paper under the direction of English professor James Kilfoyle (right).

Project highlights student research across the country

Southwestern is one of 11 colleges and universities across the country that were invited to participate in a new project sponsored by the Huffington Post.

The Thesis Project is designed to showcase exemplary student research papers on the Huffington Post website, which gets about 39 million unique visitors a month.

Southwestern initially submitted 19 student papers for the project. The first to be posted was one by senior English and education double major Paige Duggins titled “Dave Eggers Takes ‘Affective’ Approach to World Citizenship.” Eggers was the 2011 Writer’s Voice speaker at Southwestern.

The second to be posted was a paper by senior communication studies major Danielle Ezzell  titled “Fox’s ‘New Girl’ Showcases a New Masculinity.”

The third paper to be posted was one by 2013 graduate Ben Bracher titled “Is China Following in Japan’s Footsteps?” Bracher wrote this paper for his honors thesis in political science under the direction of Alisa Gaunder, professor of political science.

Other papers from Southwestern that have been posted include the following:

Other schools that are participating in the project are Centre College (Kentucky); Duke University (North Carolina); Grinnell College (Iowa); Indiana University; Macalester College (Minnesota); Miami Dade Community College;  Morehouse College (Georgia); the University of Southern California; Wellesley College (Massachusetts); and Wesleyan University (Connecticut).

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