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Clever! Senior Redacts 65% of Final Paper


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Bobby Moller (C ‘19) has had a pretty rough week. With a host of upcoming final exams and little more than a Williams Cafe barista job lined up after graduation, Moller really doesn’t need any more stress in his life. That’s why, when it came time to submit his final report for PSCI 237 (The Science of Why Political Science Is a Science, We Swear), Moller knew that he had to do something creative. His report was a mess, and there was no time to edit.

“That’s when I remembered my black highlighter! I just redacted all the iffy parts and noted that they were too sensitive to disclose.”

Dr. Murray, the class’s professor, was impressed. “Here’s a student committed to scrutinizing the delicate balance between free expression and security. Full marks!”

“I can’t wait until I get to read the full thing in 2055,” she added.