Belmont student Stephen Strother was awarded the “Spirit of Conference” award for his paper entitled, “Montaigne, Plato, Philosophy and Death” at the 12th Annual State University of New York Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. This year, there were 68 submissions from 41 institutions in 20 states, including Canada. Of the 68 submissions, 35 papers were chosen by blind review. Since Belmont students began attending this conference in 2000, Belmont has won an award each year.
Strother also received first place in the annual Stacy Awalt Essay Award Contest at Belmont for his paper entitled “A Return to ‘Kripkenstein’: Skepticism, Rules, and Paradox.”