Thesis


July 18, 2020

Raiders of the Black Sea Steppe

History major wins Class of ’21 Award for thesis on the struggle for dominance in the vast plains of Eastern Europe at the dawn of the modern era.

June 23, 2020

Messiaen’s Warbles and Woolf’s Waves

Comp-lit major wins prestigious Class of ’21 Award for thesis on “reading for gesture.”

April 2, 2020

Watson Winner Radiates Confidence

Neuroscience major Stephanie Gee ’20 wins a Watson Fellowship to explore effects of radiation.

December 3, 2019

The Paradox of Wildfire

The American West is burning. Can we find a way to prevent forest fires without actually making them worse?

September 9, 2019

What Is a Reedie, Anyway?

Twelve Reedies of the Class of ’19 talk about the ideas that ignite them.

August 27, 2019

Inside the Demon Factory

How rallies, protests, and street brawls feed the far-right propaganda machine.

August 5, 2019

Health Class is a Sensation

Psychology major Jessie Willson ’19 wins competitive award for her thesis

July 8, 2019

Hotter Summers Spell Catastrophe for Fish

Biology thesis predicts that catastrophic fish die-offs will quadruple in Wisconsin lakes by 2100.

May 8, 2019

Centaur of Gravity

Art major races to install thesis project in Eliot Circle before deadline.

October 2, 2018

Reed Biologists Isolate Virus That Preys On Deadly Germs

Newly discovered bacteriophage destroys drug-resistant strains of E. coli.