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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February 3, 2016
Cartoon Caption Contest: February 2016  
January 7, 2016
Cartoon Caption Contest: January 2016  
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.
September 2, 2015
Our Cartoon Caption Contest has its first undergraduate winner. Matt Reeps, a student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, came up with the winning caption for our September cartoon: "Several months after implementation, the administration saw the new 'civility' policy as a great success." He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall. Congratulations.
August 11, 2015
Congratulations to Douglas Noltie, associate professor of fisheries and wildlife at the University of Missouri at Columbia and winner of our August competition. His caption for the cartoon at left -- "Hmm -- orcs and dragons -- were you copying Tolkien without copyright clearance?" -- received the most votes from our readers. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall. Thanks to all for playing.
July 8, 2015
Congratulations to Louise Freeman, a professor of psychology at Mary Baldwin College and winner of our July competition. Her caption for the cartoon at left -- "Professor Bob quickly realized that asking his introductory statistics students to calculate 10% of 150 without using a calculator was an exercise in futility." -- received more votes from our readers than the other two finalists. She will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall. Thanks to all for playing.
June 4, 2015
Congratulations to the winner of our June caption contest, Cheryl Silcox, a learning management system technologist at Wright State University. Her caption for the cartoon -- "The contract says that every faculty member gets an office with a window. The adjuncts just get the window." -- was chosen by our readers from among three finalists. She will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon. Thanks to all for playing.
May 6, 2015
Congratulations to the winner of our May contest, David Nemeth, a professor in the department of geography and planning at the University of Toledo. His caption for the cartoon at left -- "And who might have imagined that I, a humble slug from Chernobyl, would some day achieve this honor ... " -- received the most votes from our readers. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by the artist, Matthew Henry Hall.

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