Faculty Awards Bowdoin, Ruskin And Boott Prizes
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced yesterday that Alan L. Lebowitz '56 of Lowell House has been awarded first prize of $500 in the Bowdoin contest. Second prize of $300 went to George M. Fredrickson '56, also of Lowell House.
The prizes are awarded annually for essays in English by undergraduates, on any topic. Lebowitz's prize-winning essay was entitled, "The Structure of Joyce's Portrait," and Fredrickson's was "Thorstein Veblen: The Last of the Vikings."
Honorable Mention went to Samuel Ralph Himmelhoch '57 of Eliot House for his essay, "The Living Cloth: A Study of Imagistic Logic in Novalis," and to David Kenneth Israel '56, also of Eliot House, for his essay, "The Uses of the Fantastic in Little Dorrit."
At the same time, the Faculty announced that it will award the Ruskin Prize to Richard Ohmann 4G for his essay entitled "Imagination Penetrative." The amount of the prize is the income from the fund.
The Francis Boott Prize has been given to John C. Crawford 1G for a composition for mixed chorus and strings, entitled "Magnificat." The prize, open to all University students, is awarded to the composer of the best composition in concerted vocal music. It must be between three and eight parts, and require not more than ten minutes for performance.
Frederick J. Marker, Jr. '59 is the New England finalist in the Hearst Oratory contest. Marker will now compete against several other students from other parts of the country in the finals. Governor Christian Herter '15 is chairman of the contest.