On Wednesday May 11, the three finalists of the McDaniel Research vied during an Open Forum to take home first prize—the possibility to publish their work, and a dinner at the famous Rosenstein Restaurant.
The finalists and their papers included:
"The Secret Syllable": The Allegory of Cultural Rape in Tracks
Catherine O' Keeffe
The Essence of Jazz
Disquisition on the Principle of Majoritarianism in Political Thought:
An Analysis and Critique of Calhoun's Theory of the "Concurrent Majority"
For 15 minutes, each finalist defended his or her paper before a jury of faculty members and alumni. In the end, Catherine O' Keeffe won the prize for a paper that concerned way in which Tony Morrison' s novel Jazz reflects the nature and structure of the form of music itself.
The College congratulates all three finalists, and all of the contributors to this year' s competition!