Honors Thesis Spotlight: Investigating Humeral Retroversion in Archaic Populations

Based on prior research, the standard degree of humeral retroversion (the rotation of the head relative to the distal articulation) has been agreed to be between 25°- 35°, and increased retroversion is potentially correlated with several factors. Madison Hubbart’s research evaluates retroversion angles among adult male and female humeri from the Windover population to test…

Research Spotlight: How Burdensome Experiences with College Financial Aid Impact Civic Participation and Trust in Government

Key Questions Bureaucratic rules that impose undue burden on citizens often result in marginalized citizens losing access to rights and benefits. In this project, we explore whether citizens have lower trust in government and civic engagement after losing access to a tuition-free college program. How do experiences of administrative burden influence beliefs about civic duty,…

Research Spotlight: The Debate on Vote Buying Continues: Enter the CARES Act

Since the inception of New Deal aid programs in 1933, there has been heated political debate about whether Presidents can leverage federal assistance programs to “purchase” support from voters. The logic of the bought vote hypothesis is that those who benefit from government programs, whether it be emergency aid like FEMA payments for damaged property…