Why I Chose IDS
Hannah Rose Blakeley, a senior in the College, double-majors in Interdisciplinary Studies (art history and cultural studies) and French. Her research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century European art, in particular the work of German artist Käthe Kollwitz (the subject of her senior honors thesis); art of the Northern Renaissance; works on paper; andekphrasis, or interactions between text and image.
Maddie Clifton won the Alfred J. Seaman Award for Best Undergraduate Essay on Advertising and Society from the Advertising Educational Foundation. Maddie, a double major in political science and interdisciplinary studies, won for her essay, “There Certainly is More to Fear Than Fear Itself.” Her work compared the infamous “Daisy” television ad from the 1964 presidential campaign to the 2004 attack ad, “Swiftboat Veterans for Truth.” Her paper is now under consideration for publication in Advertising and Society Review. Kim Loudermilk, Clifton's adviser and ILA faculty member, traveled with Maddie to New York City for the foundation's Honors Night event on June 14.