Students

The Students

We are looking for curious and energetic students who are passionate about politics. Political science students regularly win campus-wide and national honors. For example, in the last several years they have won such prestigious national awards as Watson fellowships, CORO fellowships, and a Truman scholarship. Many of the department’s students continue their education after graduation, a large percentage going to law school and others to M.B.A. and Ph.D. programs. Our most distinguished students are admitted to top law schools (e.g. Columbia, Harvard, NYU) and top graduate schools in...

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The Charles Tidmarch Prize

To the person submitting the best senior thesis to the Political Science Department – Rachel Mayer

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Prize Day

In 1932, to shorten graduation exercises, the awarding of student prizes was moved to a separate Prize Day, first held on May 18. This accommodation offered the additional advantage of a student audience not limited to seniors. Referring to the established award night for athletes, Professor Harold Larrabee called Prize Day “an intellectual Block-U Dinner.” In 1964, at the request of the Parents Association, Prize Day was inserted in the Parents’ Weekend schedule, where it remains.   Prize Day In 1932, to shorten graduation exercises, the awarding of student prizes was moved...

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