To get an A on a paper is great; however, to win a cash prize is even better. University of the Sciences Department of Humanities organized the second annual Intellectual Heritage Writing Contest on October 25, 2011.
First place winner Tuc To PH/TX’13 won $300 for his essay entitled “Herbert Spencer.” Second place winner Hweejung Kim PharmD’15 won $200 for “Descartes’ Two Arguments for the Existence of God.” And third place winner Stephen Geltzer PharmD’15 won $100 for “Existentialism is a Humanism.”
The papers selected as winners and nominees were of various lengths and topics. There were a total of 11 papers nominated this past spring semester. Any paper written in an IH class was eligible for nomination. Instructor’s nominated papers they believed were the best submitted.
Three faculty members from Humanities judged the papers. Among all the papers written in the spring semester of 2011, these three were judged as the best.
Humanities plans to run contest every semester.