Update #3: The IDEAL Study Abroad Program

**Disclaimer: I forgot to post these progress reports throughout my research, but I will try to post reflective accounts of the different stages of my research**

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Update #3: Writing about American Populism

Hello folks! These last couple weeks I have been finishing up the sources I gathered discussing American populism during the 20th century, today, and how it has evolved and begun writing my literature review. Something I have made sure to keep in mind while writing about these politicians and their use of populism (Huey Long, Father Coughlin, George Wallace, and Donald Trump) is the importance of providing historical context to their rise and terms as elected officials. That being said, it can be difficult to keep entire decades of political history short, but I think I have been doing a good job of presenting this information concisely.

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Hollywood and the Holocaust – Final Update

I have finally completed my research and am now putting the final editing touches on my paper and citing all my sources. It’s interesting and encouraging to reflect back on when I first was deciding what I wanted to research and now. I have learned a lot about what motivated the Hollywood Jews and the complexity of making films in such a tumultuous time. It had been fascinating to see the nuances and all the subtle things that strongly influenced the filmmakers of this time period.

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Immunotherapy as a Cancer Treatment- Update 3

After a lot of work and long days of research I have finally completed my Freshman Monroe Summer Research Project. While it was a long process, it was very interesting to research all the different types of immunotherapy and learn about the different clinical trial successes and failures. Throughout my research I have found that in the past few years the amount of research and clinical trials in immunotherapy has increased dramatically as scientists try and find a treatment or cure for cancer. Three major types of immunotherapy which have all had varying levels of success are monoclonal antibodies, immune checkpoint inhibitors, and cancer vaccines. [Read more…]