Iris Wang ’20 is completing her first year at Dartmouth as an undergraduate student. She’s interested in earth sciences, geography, and archeology, and will be conducting field research with an anthropology professor this summer excavating an Inuit winter house in Newfoundland, Canada. On campus she’s highly active and a leader-in-training in the Dartmouth Outing Club, along with being a member of the Dartmouth Club Fencing Team and a Tour Guide.
Iris chose Professor Julie Kalish’s “The Supreme Court” as her Writing 5 because she wanted to learn about the American judicial system. She loved the course, because she got to read Supreme Court decisions and learn about the 20th and 21st history and development of the Constitutional right to privacy.
Iris chose Professor Jessica Smolin’s “Carnivals” as her first year-seminar. She learned about Brazilian carnival and the carnivalesque in Datmouth and American culture. The books students read in the class included Samba by Alma Guillermoprieto, Flight to Canada by Ishmael Reed, and excepts from Gargantua and Pantagruel.
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