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While 24 concentrations-most recently, political science-no longer require a B.A. project, many fourth-years still toil away. Some choose to toil creatively, as evidenced by these projects in English and the Committee on Visual Arts (COVA).

A year in the life
"My project is a journal of my daily actions, incorporating two elements. First, I photograph the contents of my refrigerator and garbage can on a daily basis and have created monthly chains of images which reveal habits of consumption. The second element includes large photographic friezes, each representing one day, where each hour I am awake is denoted by a different object or color."
-Nicole Cipriani, COVA

Men of many monologues
"Untitled for a Reason, a one-act play with nine male characters, consists mostly of monologues in which the men reflect on their relationships with the same woman, whom the audience never sees, and their limited interactions with each other. I wanted to examine how males relate to others-be it with the woman in memory or the other men onstage or both at once-with monologues that challenge normal modes of perception. Part of the piece's point is to show how the typical homosocial male interaction proves insufficient as communication."
-Amity Reading, English

The media's 9/11
"I'm studying the aftermath of September 11, specifically focusing on civilian casualties and U.S. policies in the war in Afghanistan. I chose this topic because I'm from New York and I spent my fall quarter volunteering for the relief effort at the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce. I worked with government officials and victims' family members. I'm using video and interactive multimedia to create a dialogue between the work and the forms of media used to cover the 'the War on Terrorism.'"
-Alexandra Berkowitz, COVA



 


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