Rebecca Picciotto

Rebecca Picciotto is a Managing Opinion Editor at The Student.


As Summer Opportunities are Canceled, Students Tread an Unpaved Road

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Gavi Forman ’22 opened her email inbox on March 26 to a message notifying her that her summer research internship through the Institute of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis had been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. With the click of a send button, her original vision of the summer had disintegrated. [...]


Thoughts on Theses: Camille Blum

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Camille Blum is a history, Russian and math major. Her thesis looks at the human rights movement in 1970s Soviet Russia and considers how scholars might reframe the narrative of the Soviet dissidents in that period. Her thesis advisor is Five College Associate Professor of History Sergey Glebov.

Thoughts on Theses: Abby LeCates

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Abby LeCates is an anthropology major on the pre-medicine track. Her thesis explores the relationship between recovery networks for opioid addicts and the criminal justice system in upstate New York. Her thesis advisor is Winthrop H. Smith 1916 Professor of Sociology Jerome Himmelstein. Q: What is your thesis about? A: Very broadly, it’s about the [...]