The Academic Enterprise
Latif Nasser ’08
“The most formative aspect of going to school at Dartmouth for me was the opportunity I was given for extracurricular, or rather, ‘supercurricular’ study. The College offers so many resources for independent research: the library, the faculty, financial support. Undergraduate research at Dartmouth allows students to be as ambitious as they can because research projects can defy departmental boundaries. A student is allowed to get carried away by material he or she is passionate about, in whatever direction.”
Latif Nasser ’08 grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, and graduated from Lester B. Pearson United World College, Victoria, British Columbia. While an undergraduate at Dartmouth he served as a tutor for the Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology (RWiT), was president of the Displaced Theater Company, and was chosen by the Class of 2008 to be their Class Day Orator. As a Presidential Scholar, Nasser worked with the College’s collection of historic scientific instruments and presented his findings at several academic conferences. Nasser is a first-year Ph.D. student in the history of science at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and continues to write and rewrite plays as a way to think through the topics he studies.