Vassar College Digital Library

Vassar Scholarship

Vassar Scholarship, the institutional repository formerly known as Digital Window, reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to a variety of collections, including senior theses and projects across a wide range of disciplines.

"Adapt and Overcome": The Relationship Between Emergency Departments and the Opioid Epidemic

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2020-January-01
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In my thesis, I argue that the opioid epidemic poses challenges but also opportunities for emergency departments to assess and improve their performance under duress for the betterment of future generations and ailments to come. I first delve into the...

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"From beyond time": a comparative analysis of temporality in William Faulkner's ​As I Lay Dying​ and Toni Morrison's ​Beloved

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2020-January-01
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"O'me alone?": Aristotle and the failure of autarky in Shakespeare's Coriolanus

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2020-January-01
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This thesis offers an Aristotelian reading of <em>Coriolanus, </em>with the goal of assessing the viability of individual self-sufficiency.<em></em> As political and moral treatises, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Politics are valuable intertexts through which Shakespeare's more imaginative work may be analyzed...

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"Well, I'm thinking about horse poverty": Teaching and Learning about Social Justice and the Arts with Elementary School Students

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2020-January-01
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This paper analyzes a social justice arts program that I developed and taught to third, fourth, and fifth grade students at one school in the Poughkeepsie, NY area. I begin this project by considering my own experiences in art class...

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