Searching for the Plague in Sub-Saharan Africa

Hello, my name is Sam Mancuso and I am a history major at the College of William and Mary.   History is my passion and the potential to impact the field of African history is too tempting a prospect to pass up.  This summer I will work under the guidance of Professor Gerard Chouin and help set up a foundation of research for future inquiries into the Black Plague in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Andean Economic Development: A Journey

I’m Nate Marshall, a junior here at W&M. For ten weeks from May to August 2015 I will be working as an unpaid intern for Awamaki, a nonprofit in Ollantaytambo, Cuzco, Peru, a rural town in the Sacred Valley. During my time there I will be applying skills I have learned in my computer science courses to help provide necessary information systems upgrades. However, I would like to go further than that. As an economics major with a particular interest in development, I want to incorporate an economic research project into my experience. That journey begins here.

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Drowning coasts: Tracking 400 Years of Humanity in the Sedimentary Record

I have always been obsessed with land. From crawling around construction sites with my grandfather as a child, to discussing Locke’s theories on property in my Modern Political Theory class, land, both physical and philosophical, captures my imagination in many ways. While I once believed I had a calling as a land-use lawyer or a real estate broker, I now know I am a physical geographer at heart, with majors in geology and government.

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