Rhodes Student Only Undergraduate To Present Research at Yale University Conference
Publication Date: 10/22/2010
English major Andrew Miller ’11 recently presented an original research paper at a Yale University graduate student conference on “Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics.” He was the only undergraduate on program.
Miller’s paper, titled “To Stand Upon My Kingdom Once Again’: The Ethics of Fiscal Monarchy in Richard II”, was developed in the Rhodes course “Green Shakespeare” taught by Dr. Scott Newstok. The trip was supported by the Rhodes Student Travel Fund.
“Professor Newstok always treats his students like colleagues and intellectual equals, and it is certainly his characteristic combination of high expectations and genuine investment in every class and in every student that helped prepare me for this level of engagement,” says Miller. “The experience was incredibly stimulating and a wonderful affirmation of everything that I’ve been doing at Rhodes--the level of intimacy here and the respect I have received from every professor put me precisely where I needed to be.”
At Rhodes, Miller also is a tutor in the Writing Center, and serves as president of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society.
He adds, “I have benefited greatly from participating in both the British Studies Student Symposium and the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium every year since I have been at Rhodes. These symposia and the guidance and encouragement I’ve received from Professor Michael Leslie and Professor Newstok in preparing for them were essential to my success at Yale.”