Matthew Henry Hall

Matthew Henry Hall (aka M. Henry) writes and draws for many publications, including Inside Higher Ed, The Missouri Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Reader’s Digest. A collection of Matt’s cartoons on academe, I Will Now Set Myself On Fire, (Ten Years of Higher Ed Cartoons) is due out in 2013 in a “book” (i.e., an object from antiquity made of paper and printed with ink). For more info, visit www.matthewhenryhall.com.

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June 4, 2014
Cartoon Caption Contest: June 2014  
May 6, 2014
Congratulations to Stephen Klien, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for May. Klien is a professor in the communication studies department at Illinois's Augustana College. His caption for the cartoon at right -- "I'm not sure subcontracting grad student prescription coverage to Costco was the wisest move." -- attracted the most votes from our readers. He will receive a gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall.
March 18, 2014
Congratulations to Les Pane, the winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for March. His caption for the cartoon at left -- "Professors Smith and Jones thought their colleagues were being metaphorical about tenure requirements." -- attracted the most votes from our readers. He will receive a gift certificate and the original of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall.
December 4, 2013
Congratulations to J. Timothy O'Neill, the winner of Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest this month. O'Neill is associate professor of pediatrics, physiology and neuroscience at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. His caption, "Since the final exam here in Transfiguration 102 was to turn yourself into an animal and back again, Mr. Wilson will only receive half credit," was selected from among three finalists by a vote of our readers. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed original of the cartoon. And thanks to all our readers for participating.
November 5, 2013
Congratulations to the winner of our November 2013 caption contest: Tom Panettiere, associate director of financial aid and scholarships at the State University of New York at Purchase. His submission for the cartoon at left -- The college, ever mindful of its job placement reporting, was glad to be able to count Jinny Barholomew as both a "pilot" and as an "advertising executive" due to a gray area in the regulations. -- earned the most votes from our readers. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and an original of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall. Thanks to all for participating.
September 30, 2013
Congratulations to the winner of Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest for October: Brian Halloran, a corporate accountant and 2011 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. His caption for the cartoon at left, which readers chose from among three finalists picked by our panel, was: "My dog ate my homework, my snake ate my dog.... Well, I think you know the rest." He'll receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall. Thanks to all who submitted ideas (and voted).
September 4, 2013
Let's hear it for the winner of Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest for September: Jim Snyder, writing center coordinator at Ohio State University's Mansfield campus. His caption for the cartoon at left, which earned the most reader votes among the three finalists chosen by our panel, was: "Oh, 'peer' group project. We thought you said 'deer' group project." He'll receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall. Congratulations, and thanks to all who submitted ideas (and voted).
August 7, 2013
Kudos to the winner of Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest for August: Vicki Dominick, assistant director for learning services at George Mason University. Her caption for the cartoon at left, which scored the most reader votes among the three finalists chosen by our panel, was: "Welcome to our newest eco-friendly residence hall. It has the highest LEED certification ever!" She'll receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall. Congratulations, and thanks to all who submitted ideas (and voted).
July 17, 2013
Congratulations to the winner of Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest for July, Jane Gallagher, professor of biology at City College of New York. Her caption for the cartoon at left, which earned the most votes from readers among the three finalists chosen by our panel, was: In the last evaluation of adjuncts, Dr. Smith was criticized for not engaging the students. She'll receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall. Congratulations, and thanks to all who submitted ideas (and voted).
November 14, 2012
Congratulations to the winner of Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest for November, Joe Broderick, grants facilitator for social and behavioral sciences and international programs at Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, N.J. His caption suggestion for the cartoon at left, which earned the most votes from readers among the three finalists chosen by our panel of experts, was: "I was expecting something different from a class on "close text analysis." He'll receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall. Congratulations, and thanks to all who submitted captions.

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