The Princeton Thesis

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Student typing his senior thesis, 1940.

April marks a rite of passage shared by all Princetonians—the senior thesis. “More than any other academic experience, the senior thesis embodies the defining characteristics of undergraduate education at Princeton,” writes Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel in “The Thesis: Quintessentially Princeton,” published by the Office of the Dean of the College.

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Photo courtesy of Princeton University Archives.