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First-Year Writing Prizes

Granader Family Prize for Outstanding Writing Portfolio

Christopher J. Zysnarski Writer's Home
Writing 100 (nominated by Liliana Naydan)

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Writing 100 (nominated by Liliana Naydan)

Matt Kelley/Granader Family Prize for Excellence in First Year Writing

Sin Ye Hwang
The Struggle of a Lonely Banana
Comparative Literature 122
(nominated by Hilary Levinson)

Callie Chappell Oedipus Tyrannus on Causality, Determinism, and Identity
Great Books 191
(nominated by Matthew Cohn)

A special thanks to Sweetland's Dana Nichols and Shelley Manis for serving as the chairs of the Sweetland prize committee and Sweetland faculty and Seminar participants who read and discussed all of the FYW and ULWR essays.

Upper-Level Writing Prizes

Granader Family Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (humanities)

Rebecca Bonner
Women, Family Policy, and Consumption in Cold War Germany
History 496, Germany in the Cold War Era
(nominated by Rita Chin)

James Nadel Camel Songs: A Comparison of the Tuareg and the Bedouin
History 496, Nomads: the Nomadic Factor in History (nominated by Ellen Poteet)

Granader Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (social sciences)

Maximillian Huppertz
A Fair System of Education
ECON/PHIL 408 (nominated by Frank Thompson)

Sarah N. Cunningham
Record Keeping in Ancient Civilizations
Anthrarc 386, Archaeology of Early Civilizations (nominated by Carla Sinopoli)

Granader Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (sciences)

Alexandra R. Berns Increasing Crop Growth: The Effect of Compost on the Growth of Ryegrass, Lolium perenne
EEB372, General Ecology Lab
(nominated Lynn Carpenter)

Nicholas Kern
A New Class of Supergiant Stars?
Astro 429 (nominated by Sally Oey)