The series of four different essay contests, spread over the course of the academic year, is open to the entire undergraduate campus community* and designed to engage students and inspire rich intellectual dialogue.
CONTEST CLOSED: "Sustainability" is undoubtedly the world’s most increasingly pressing issue. From scientific points of view, how would you address this subject in relation to some fundamental scientific knowledge?
CONTEST CLOSED: In 100 words or less, what do you foresee for UD’s future? Do you envision a more prestigious research institute or a college of liberal spirits? How could we improve civic engagement, or create a more vibrant community of intellectual exchange? This open-ended essay question seeks to spark student interest and dialogue on the University’s future.
CONTEST CLOSED: We apologize for a date error on the poster, this contest closed September 26th, at midnight.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks examines a number of complex issues, such as the function of science and the role of the media in our culture, the power of the family, bioethics, racism, and poverty. There are countless others. In this essay you will choose a theme that struck you as particularly important or interesting.
CONTEST CLOSED - The Center for Political Communication Essay Contest: The UD Center for Political Communication, in association with the office of the Provost, announces a campus-wide writing competition for Fall 2011, as the 2012 U.S. Presidential election campaign moves into high gear. The competition’s goals are to honor excellent, accessible writing, to encourage students to consider national and international issues, and to build political literacy on the UD campus.
The theme for the inaugural campus-wide competition is “No Apathy.” Entrants will write brief essays in the form of pointed “op-ed” articles suitable for national publication.