Marlon Altoé Wins Berlfein Prize for Best Undergraduate Nonfiction Writing

Marlon Altoé has been named the winner of the 2011 Berlfein Prize for best undergraduate nonfiction writing. His paper was titled Truncated Opportunities.

The competition, which was held for the first time in spring 2010, is open to all Baruch undergraduates, whatever their major, so long as they are enrolled in a capstone course in a Tier III minor. Entries are submitted by faculty with a limit of one entry per section.

The competition is restricted to analytical papers of six to 10 pages. Research papers, essays, memoirs, biographical portraits, criticism, or journalism are all eligible. Not eligible are works of fiction, poetry, drama, or performance art.

David He won the competition’s 2nd place prize, and Dan Levine and Peter Silva will share the 3rd place award.

Please direct any questions to the Berlfein faculty committee: Joshua Mills, chair (journalism); Julie Des Jardins (history); Brian Householder (communication studies); Jessica Lang (English). 

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