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Alumni Triumphal Return

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ben Wollett, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2009, recently stopped by the department to share some of his adventures in graduate school. Ben is pursuing his Master of Arts degree in History at Ohio University.

As with all new graduate students, Ben mentioned the heavy workload of grad school, but also mentioned to Dr. Alexander that he was surprised at the level of competition, if not hostility that exists between political scientists and historians in larger schools. The close relationship that faculty from different disciplines maintain here did not prepare him for the walls of separation that he found at the next level.

Despite, or maybe because of, the heavy workload, Ben reported that he was enjoying graduate school. He plans to focus the research for his Masters Thesis on issues surrounding railroads in Ohio.

Best of luck Ben!