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June 16, 2012
There are a lot of stories that I could tell about the process of writing my thesis, but I'll just share one piece of advice: if you doze off during a late night in the library, when the building closes you will get locked in.
January 11, 2012
The gun show is sold out for now. While you wait for the next time we tour, please enjoy a description of my Winter Term/honors project. Since you're so accommodating, let me also offer you two tickets to the potassium show.
October 6, 2011
Why do I feel like a crazy person? I am a senior now. Oberlin, even with the all-nighters, the snowy Aprils, the death icicles looming on my roof, mouthfuls of saltless co-op lentils, has been nurturing me this whole time with arms wide open. Oberlin and I have been spooning for three and a half years, and I'm about to be kicked out of bed into a pair of knobbly hobbit-shoes.
August 31, 2011
or, What I Did Over My Summer Vacation: archaeological fieldwork and an experiment in transatlantic blogging!
June 23, 2011
I'm currently getting paid to spend my summer doing atmospheric physics research in Hawaii. That's right, I'm living life through pineapple-scented nose-filters. They're better than rose-colored glasses.
May 17, 2011
"This thesis...will explore debates concerning modernity [in the fin de siècle] through the reactions of the British and the French press to the 1900 Exposition Universelle."
March 25, 2011
Here's my attempt at making an FAQ about undergraduate research. Doing research as an undergraduate has been a big part of my education at Oberlin. I've never been completely sure if I want to pursue science as a career, so doing research has made the idea of a "career in science" less of an abstraction, and I know more about what I like and don't like about the scientific process.
December 9, 2010
It's a little-reported fact, but organic chemistry in general is actually composed mainly of working up your product. Doing the actual reactions takes very little time. It's all in the purification.

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