How have you continued your research from the previous summer? If not, what new project are you working on? What difficulties have you encountered thus far? What do you hope to find? This summer, I conducted a literature review of fraud within the not-for-profit sector as part of the McKearn research experience. As part of […]

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St. Louis

The last few days have been a whirlwind of excitement, nerves, and smiles. On Thursday morning, we left in two vans and drove four and a half hours down to the land of the Gateway Arch, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, and birthplace of Ted Drewes’ concrete. It is also where our generous […]

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Professional Ethics

Last week, we had a presentation on Responsible Conduct in Research. Shannon Wapole was kind enough to present to us, and we learned a lot about ethical behavior. Ethics is something that is so necessary for humane research—regardless of whether or not one is conducting scientific research on animals or distributing a survey to corporations, […]

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An Open Letter to My Cohort

Dear fellow Fellows (and any other readers), My name is Christine Wang, and I’m an accounting major with a double minor in political science in history at Northern Illinois University. I’m a McKearn Fellow and like the other nine McKearn Fellows in my cohort, I’ll be conducting research this summer. What I really love about […]

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