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Class of 2011

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Mapping Residential Segregation in Baltimore City, Alexandra S. Stein

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Frugal is the New Black: The Impact of the Economic Recession on Fashion and Consumer Spending in America, Alli G. Stein

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Impact of Playing a Collegiate Sport on Satisfaction on Overall Experience in College, Katherine Stoltenberg

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Working for Change: Gender Inequality in the Labor Force in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, Rebecca C. Tompkins

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What Makes a School Successful? A Case Study at the George Jackson Unique Magnet School in Hartford CT, Cyemone Wolliston

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Tongzhi Today, Tomorrow, Jennifer Q. Zhang

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Into the Desert: The Horn Expedition of 1894, Sean K. Zimmer

Submissions from 2010

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Fighting Segregation, Teaching Multiculturalism: The Beginning of the Education/Instruccion Narrative of the 1970s Hartford Civil Rights Movement, Jasmin Agosto

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Educating the Public About Ecstasy: Comparing Two Forms of Research Dissemination, Noelle Bessette

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Student-Athlete Educational Perceptions: A Comparative Study of Division I and Division III Student-Athletes, Jared Boyd

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Playing Catch-Up: Hartford Public School Budgeting in 2007-2009, Vicky Chu

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Reputations and Realities: A Comparative Study of Parental Perceptions, School Quality and the SmartChoices Website, Courteney Coyne

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Food for Thought Nutrition in America’s Schools, Anne de la Mothe Karoubi

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Advocating for change: The creation of a critical learning environment in an urban school with young children, Claudia Dresser

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The Culture of Drug Use During the School Day in an Urban School System, Sari Fromson

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Examining the Exceptions: Beyond the Excuses, What Successful Urban Schools are Doing to Close the Achievement Gap, Lauren Poinier

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The Usage of Maps in Facilitating Conversations with Stakeholders about Educational Desegregation in Hartford, Brittany Price

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Math Teachers: What Influences Their Teaching Methods?, LiJin Yan

Class of 2009

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Why the School for Young Children? An inside look into the institutional and parental motivations and expectations, Kathy Chang

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Identity Formation of Young Adults: An Oral History Exploration, Franci Davila

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Single Sex versus Coeducational Colleges: Who wins the self-esteem battle?, Maria Dixon

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Teachers’ Expectations of Middle School Students, Melissa Harris

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Musical Experience and Career Path in the Trinity College Alumni Community, Brett Jackson

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Who Mentors? Student Involvement and Perceptions of Hartford, Rachel McHugh

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Increasing the Arts in Public Schools: The Arkansas Success Story, Samantha Moorin

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Trinity’s Second-Language Requirement: Focusing on students’ perspectives, Sunny Park

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Helpful or Harmful? Teach For America in a Hartford Elementary School, Cintli Sanchez

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Differences in Black and White Satisfaction at a Predominantly White Institution, Carla Thompkins

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Examining Which Factors Influence the Drinking Culture on College Campuses, Aaron Westbrooks

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Hartford’s Southeast Asian Refugee Population: Servicing the Needs of a Growing Community, Mari Zigas

Class of 2008

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“Who Really Gets Left Behind?” The Impact of “No Child Left Behind” On Special Needs Services at a Hartford School, Laurie DiMartino

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ABC: A Better Chance or A Better Culture?, Cory Edmonds

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The role of sign language in a child’s development: Teacher’s perspectives and practices, Erin Fitzgerald

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Trade School or Menial Jobs: The Messages African American and Latino Boys are receiving about their Futures in an Urban Transitional School, Gloribel Gonzalez

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Suburban Flight from Hartford Magnet Schools: Parents Views, Timothy Goring

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How Catholic School Personnel Perceive and Explain Minority Achievement in the Catholic Setting, Erik Jefferson

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Exploring the Gender Achievement Gap Among Minority Students, Keisha John

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Chile’s Revolution of the Penguins: Potential & Prospects, Jackie Kahan

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Title: Behavior Management Methods for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorder: A Comparative Study, Kelly Mearns

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Parental Motivations for Magnet School Choice A Qualitative Study in Hartford, CT, Heather Moore

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Teaching English to English Language Learners in 1960s and Today, Sunny Park

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A Closer Look at Latino Adult Immigrant Experiences and Their Educational Aspirations, Natasha Rosa

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The Teachers Next Door: A Comparative Study of Preschool Teachers’ Instructional Practices, Alexandra Schmidt

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Exploring Perceptions of the Role of Athletics in NESCAC Schools following Reclaiming the Game, Tyler Simms

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Magnet schools in Hartford: The intersection of race and school choice among applicants, Jesse Wanzer

Class of 2007

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Time Out!: Behavior Management for Children with Special Needs, Katie Brewer

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The Effects of Full Inclusion on Special Education Placement and Practices: The Case of a Hartford Elementary School, Joe Clark

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Examining Gender-based Achievement Gaps in Math and Science at Trinity College, Erin Daly

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Parental Involvement in Urban Schools: The Case of a Family Resource Center in Hartford, Sara Dougherty

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Fighting the Good Fight: Perspectives on Teach For America from Current and Past Corps Members, Libby Franco

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The Battles Over Sex Education: History, Politics, and Practice, Stacey Goldberg

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Regular Classroom Teachers’ Perceptions of Mainstreaming: One Year After Full-Inclusion, Kate McEachern

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Understanding Behavior ‘Problems’ in Urban Elementary Schools, Alex Miller

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Ability Grouping in the Elementary Classroom and its Effects on Students’ Academic Lives, Chris Olenoski

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A Political History of School Finance Reform in the Metropolitan Hartford Region, 1945-2005, Lis Pennington

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Birth to Three in Day Cares: Perspectives of Specialists and Day Care Providers, Jenna Shouldice

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Girlie-Girls, Tomboys, and Everything in Between: The Messages Girls are Receiving and Sending About their Place in an Urban Elementary School Classroom, Jessica Wagner

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Minority Students in the Montessori Classroom, Aleesha Young

Class of 2006

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Educating Juvenile Detainees: The Goals of a Connecticut Facility, Tara Borawski

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Student Athletes' Perceptions of the Academic Athletic Relationship, Tim Cleary

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From Same-Sex to Co-ed: Trinity female students’ perceptions of their transition to college, Joanna Confalone

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Condom on a Cucumber: The Sex Education Needs of Trinity College Students, Lara Dieterich

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Do Magnet Schools Attract All Families Equally?, Naralys Estevez

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Examining Male Education: Discipline and classroom structure in an all-boys elementary classroom, Erin Michelson

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Shaping the Learning Corridor: Interdistrict Magnet Schools, 1990s to the Present, Nivia Nieves

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"What We’re Saying”: Teacher’s Perceptions of ‘Success for All', Jennifer O'Donnell

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Co-Teaching as a Response to Mainstreaming: The Perspectives of Teachers at a Magnet Middle School, Charkie Quarcoo

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Teachers' Perspectives on Mainstreaming of Special Education Students in Hartford, Elena Wetmore

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The Effects of Health, Mobility, and Socio-Economic Status Factors on the Race Gap in Achievement, Rebecca Wetzler

Class of 2005

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Gender Bias in Middle School Classrooms, Jessica Baker

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Suburban Participation in Hartford’s Project Concern School Desegregation Program 1966-1998, Grace Beckett

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The True Power Behind the Vote, Brandon Best

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An Analysis of Project REACH, Erin Conley

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Understanding the Dropout Rate in Hartford: 1996-Present, Hilary Cramer

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Gender-Based Achievement, Self-Confidence, and Enrollment Gaps: Mathematics at Trinity College, Charlotte Grassi

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Perceptions of a Montessori Magnet Elementary School, Caroline Johnston

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Historical Memory and the Transformation of City and Suburban Schools, Jacqueline Katz

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Safety and Education at Trinity College, Grace Kim

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General Educational Development and Prisons: Examining the Role of the GED in Connecticut's Prison System, Amy Laurenza

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Civic Engagement and Community Learning Initiatives: Is There a Tie?, Kate Mortensen

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Teacher Feedback in the Classroom: What's going on in there?, Jenny O'Brien

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Student Retention Initiatives at Trinity College, Penny Paschal

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Public Schools and Private Real Estate Markets, 1940-2000, Kelli Perkins

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Birth to Three Effectiveness, Beth Ramaley

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Conflict and Identity: Puerto Rican Teens in Metropolitan Hartford, Rebecca Simonds

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The Role of Regionalization in Public Education, Ryan Turri

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An Alternative Magnet High School: The Sports and Medical Sciences Academy, Ashley Yanyac

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Real Estate, Racial Change, and Bloomfield Schools in the 1960s and '70s, Aleesha Young

Class of 2004

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Who Prevails in Special Education and Why?, Kate Belf-Becker

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How Does Witnessing Domestic Violence Affect a Child’s Academic as well as Behavioral Performance at School?, Jennifer Chastain

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Comparing Suburban School Culture in Metropolitan Hartford, Tony DePina

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Why do teens drop out? Comparing the Views of Teen Prevention Program Participants and Non-Participants, Julie Dionne

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What Has Become of the Graduates of the Trinity College Saturday Academy?, Courtney Doyle

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Who Knows What and How? Knowledge of Health Care & Education Systems Among Hartford Parents, Gerald Eugene

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The Hersh Resignation — Dropped Out or Kicked Out?: The Opinions of Students, Faculty, and the Mass Media, Julie Griffith

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The Changing Campus Portrayal of Female Athletes: A Comparative Study of Trinity College and Smith College from 1970 to 2000, Mimi MacKinnon

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Educational Technology Skills: Career Pathways and Perceptions Among Hartford Program Participants, Linda Martinez

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Social and Economic Assistance and the Development of Strong Character in Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents, Alexander Oji

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Vision Academic Mentoring Program: Mentor and Mentee Perceptions of Relationships, Attitudes and Academic Performance, Nikyda Scott

Class of 2003

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Postponing Sexual Involvement, Amanda Berger