Politics, policies and the pandemic: Seniors connect thesis papers to COVID-19

 Politics, policies and the pandemic: Seniors connect thesis papers to COVID-19

From solving global vaccine inequities to investigating why people may not socially distance, some seniors managed to connect their thesis papers to the COVID-19 pandemic and delved into what can be learned from the past year.

Anna Darwish (Computer Science/Statistics): Social Distancing Adherence in North Carolina

Anna Darwish, Trinity ‘21, explored the relationships between a North Carolinian’s age, ethnicity and political affiliation and the likelihood that they follow proper social distancing regulations. 

This inquiry began as a smaller class project, but Darwish and her advisor felt that the topic could be investigated at a higher level and expanded into a final thesis. 

“My reason for writing this [paper] was to better understand why a given person may not be socially distancing, once I had a general idea for who was social…

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