Matthew Henry Hall

Matthew Henry Hall’s cartoons appear, of course, here at Inside Higher Ed as well as The Missouri Review, Reader’s Digest, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, The Chronicle of Higher Education and many other publications. He also writes stories for children -- Phoebe and Chub (a Western Writers of America Storyteller Finalist, 2005), What Coyote Brought (reading on “Border Songs,” 2012), and The Lucky Hat  (Grand Canyon Association) due out in 2015. Please send him an email (contact@matthewhenryhall.com) and/or visit his website (matt@matthewhenryhall.com).

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July 6, 2016
Cartoon Caption Contest: July 2016  
June 7, 2016
Cartoon Caption Contest: June 2016  
May 5, 2016
Congratulations to Nancy Kelly, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for May 2016. Her caption for the cartoon at left -- "The Justice for Diversity Committee has determined that the valediction 'See ya later' is not a microaggression; however, we have yet to make a determination about 'crocodile tears.' " -- was selected as this month's reader favorite. She is a retired higher education administrator. Thanks to her and all of you for participating.
April 7, 2016
Congratulations are due to Scott Mattingly, the winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for April. He is assistant dean of academic life at DeSales University, and his caption for this month's cartoon -- "I don't understand why we have to come to the quad to get these. It's so inconvenient. Why don't they just text us our grades?" -- was voted your favorite from among the many submissions. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by the artist Matthew Henry Hall. Thanks to all for playing.
March 2, 2016
We will announce the winner of our March 2016 contest soon.
February 3, 2016
Congratulations to Chuck Paine, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for February. Chuck, who is associate chair for core writing and director of rhetoric and writing at the University of New Mexico, suggested this caption for the cartoon at left: "..and the References section is creamy nougat." His selection was chosen by our readers from among three finalists. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon. Thanks to all for playing.
January 7, 2016
Congratulations to Ryan Spear, the winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for January. His caption for the cartoon -- "What did you *think* it meant when your contract listed an 'expedited severance process?' " -- was chosen by our winners from among three nominated finalists. Ryan is director of admission at Houghton College, in New York. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon.
December 3, 2015
Congratulations are in order for Louise Freeman, a professor of psychology at Mary Baldwin College and the winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for December 2015. Her creation -- "I'm sorry, all grades are final." -- was the favorite of our readers from among three nominated finalists for the cartoon at left. She is a two-time winner of the contest, and will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon. Thanks to all for playing.
November 5, 2015
We have our first three-time winner: Joe Valades, a clinical social worker at the Roseburg VA Hospital, in Oregon (and former director of the student success center at Black Hills State University). His caption for the cartoon at left -- "Okay, refresh my memory. Is this the vote on the football program or the foreign language department?" -- was overwhelmingly picked by our readers from among three finalists. Valades has twice previously won the Cartoon Caption Contest. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon. Thanks to all for participating.
October 7, 2015
Congratulations to Noah Armey, winner of our caption contest for this cartoon. He administers a science and technology program for Aboriginal students at Mount Royal University, in Calgary, Alberta. His caption for the cartoon at left -- "I'm sorry Dr. Spinachtigen, but Facilities is adamant about their new web policy. Also they'd like to ask you about the most recent maintenance worker who was up here." -- was voted the winner by our readers. He has won an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon.

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