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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November 2, 2016
Congratulations to A.M. Skuce, the winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for November. Her caption for the cartoon at left -- "My son just called to tell me there is an issue with his financial aid. As parent, I cannot continue to come here so frequently to solve his problems. In the future, please send all correspondence to me directly. And, why are you making that helicopter noise?" -- was chosen by our readers from among three finalists. Thanks to all for playing.
October 5, 2016
Congratulations to Louise Freeman, professor of psychology at Mary Baldwin College at a multiple time winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest. She won again in October -- her caption for the cartoon at left -- "Thank you for the suggestion, Professor, but the college attorney has advised us against dropping houses on our regional competitors." -- was voted the readers' favorite from among three finalists. She will receive a signed copy of the cartoon and an Amazon gift certificate.
September 6, 2016
Congratulations to Louise Freeman, a professor of psychology at Mary Baldwin College, whose caption for the cartoon at left -- "There must be some mistake! The boosters who bought me that car told me Coach would take care of any parking tickets." -- was voted our readers' favorite. She will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon.
August 3, 2016
Cartoon Caption Contest: August 2016  
July 6, 2016
Congratulations to Jose Garcia-Leon, the winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for July. He is associate dean for academic affairs at the Juilliard School. His caption for the cartoon at left -- "Remember -- do NOT let go of the holes or the ball will start deflating again." -- was chosen by our readers from among a trio of finalists. He will receive an Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the cartoon. Thanks to all for playing.
June 7, 2016
Cheers for Denise Phillips, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for June. Denise is an ESL instructor and assessment coordinator for the ESL program at Hudson County Community College, in New Jersey. Her caption for the cartoon at left -- "Wow! I've never seen those two words used together before!" -- was voted the winner by our readers. She will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon. Thanks to all of you for reading and participating.
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.

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