Awarded annually, the SAGES University Seminar Essay Awards highlight the best student writing produced in SAGES University Seminars each year.
SAGES and the Writing Program selected four writers from among more than 40 nominations across over 100 seminars to receive the prize for the academic year 2019-2020. The following writers were selected:
- Giuliana Conte for “Alphabet Soup: Why Making STEM into STREAM Will Not Fix the Imbalance in Education” from USNA 289: The Mind’s Essential Tension (seminar leader: Anthony Jack)
- Annabella DeBernardo for “Fact or Fable: The Inaccurate Representation of Female Victims and Perpetrators in Auschwitz in Out of the Ashes” from USSY 290G: Women and Warfare: Reality vs. Representation (seminar leader: Margaret Richardson)
- James FitzGibbon for “Cleveland: Confronting Rail Transportation Issues in a Rust Belt City” from USNA 287J: Transportation in American Life (seminar leader: Howard Maier)
- Anika Krishna for “The Image of Black Masculinity as Portrayed in Friday Black” from USSY 291B: Dystopian Science Fiction (seminar leader: Gabrielle Parkin)
Recipients of the prize receive a cash award and recognition at the annual Writing Program Award Ceremony at the end of each academic year. The authors also work with the Writing Program to edit and publish their projects on the Writing@CWRU website.