The Honor Scholar Program is open to DePauw students of any major who show unusual promise and commitment to the development of the life of the mind. Each year a small number of carefully selected first-year students are invited to participate in the program and the special opportunities it presents. During their final year at DePauw, Honor Scholars pursue independent work under the direction of a faculty thesis advisor and a committee of two or more additional faculty members, culminating in an Honors thesis.

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Submissions from 2018

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Heart Development, Coronary Vascularization and Ventricular Maturation in a Giant Danio (Devario malabaricus), Pascal J. Lafontant, Olubusola Shifatu, Sarah Glasshagel-Chilson, Purva Patel, Wendy Tomamichel, Clay Higginbotham, Paula K. Evans, and Hannah M. Nelson

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“I’m Nobody! Who are you?”: Musical (Re)presentations of Emily Dickinson, Abigail Martin

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Stories of Betsy, Rachel May

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Interpreting Black Women’s Narratives about the Foster Care System as Counterstorytelling, Shanae Nelson

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Belonging in This Place: Belonging in an Undergraduate University, Samantha Ostreicher

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Processing the Unfamiliar: American Soldiers Processing Vietnam Through Photography, Anna Savery

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Designer Babies: A Paired Analysis of the Technological Advances and Ethical Implications of Genetic Selection, Alexandra Schmerge

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Defending University Speech Codes: An Essay on Why Universities Speech Codes Make Sense, Daniel Alexander Schultz

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Milk For Lunch: The History and Health of Milk in School Lunches, Thomas Shelton

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What Happens After Treatment: Improving Quality of Life in Adolescents and Young Adults, Nichole Smith

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From Straitjackets to Jumpsuits: America's Mental Healthcare Crisis, Madeleine Storm

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Breaking Down the 21st Century Newscast: Corporate Control Over the Content of the Local Newscast, Katie Tipsword

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Graduate Medical Education: Ready for Reform An Analysis of the Current State of Change in Pediatric Residencies, Mallory Benson

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The Dark Triad of Personality: A Discussion of the Moral and Evolutionary Implications, Evelyn C. Brosius

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The Royal Disease and The Royal Collapse: Political Effects of Hemophilia in the Royal Houses of Europe, Amy Brown

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Light Shines Earnest, a full length play by William James Burke and Divergent Drag Aesthetics — Interrogating the Reaches of Gender and Gendered Imagery in Drag Performance, William James Burke

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All Hail Helix: The Internet’s Role in the Creation of Culture and Narrative, Margaret Furtner

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The Model Minority Myths: Racism And Sexism Against Asian-American Community, Yingda Guo

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“She brought it on herself”: A Discourse Analysis of Sexual Assault in Teen Comedy Film, Claire Halffield

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Translating the Histories: The Spanish accounts of the New World conquests adapted into English, Josh Hanselman

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The Priest, The Mystic, and The Reincarnate: The Religious Experience of Poetry in Donne, Rumi, and The Karmapa, Mallory Hasty

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Education or Indoctrination? World War II Ideologies Under Leaders Hitler and Mussolini - Education Systems and Propaganda Campaigns, Allison Hills

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The Comfort Women System: Sexual Slavery during World War II, Christine Kim

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Peace Museums on the Land of Victims and the Land of Perpetrators: Analyses of Curation and Design of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Information Center Under the Field of Stelae in Berlin, Yuka Kitajima

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Reaching Further: the Role of Distance in College Undermatching, Lois Miller