All good things must come to an end! Friday marked the end of major and minor classes for the program here in Boston, and students were eager to share their newly accumulated knowledge with their peers, teachers, and staff. An exhibition was held to showcase samples of what the students had learned and discussed in their respective classes.
The economics major class was split into two groups, and each group presented a discussion on two different topics. The groups discussed topics pertaining to the role of the Federal Reserve, inflation, and unemployment, and expertly explained the intricate concepts and terms underlying each.
The International Law major presented a live mock trial, imitating and trying the case of the Nicaragua v. the United States. There were lawyers representing both sides, a bailiff, three judges, and even a court interruption from the Nicaraguan Contras themselves! The class did a great job of demonstrating their knowledge of a real historical case and how a courtroom works.
Members of the Government and Politics class each presented personal hypotheses they had used over the course of the class to cultivate their understanding of political systems over the course of the program. Each student discussed their research, and final conclusions, and why they believed their hypothesis was corroborated or incorrect. Questions touched upon the influence of Hong Kong on Chinese economies, Hungary and the EU, and Japan’s economic state.
The Medicine Major class presented their research on the phenotyping of mice spleens. The students worked with real life mice spleens! They described the process, and the overall results of the project with great expertise!
The Computer Science major illustrated a few of their programming skills and presented some of their projects, including a calculator that is able to calculate Oxbridge house points. They were so eager to present their amazing apps!
Minor classes also received spotlight. Andriana from the public speaking class presented a beautifully sculpted faux-ted talk looking into the deeper meaning behind ice cream flavors, and intricacies of the world. The Emerging Pathogens minor illustrated the interesting movement of an extremely viral disease. The International Law minor discussed the importance of the Myanmar Rohingya crisis.
Afterwards, awards were given by faculty, deans, and activities directors to students who went above and beyond! Overall it was a great final night together and the students were proud to show off their hard work!