SOUTH KINGSTOWN – An essay appearing in the fall 2017 issue of QuadAngles, the University of Rhode Island magazine, took gold in the column and opinion writing category at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education award ceremony held earlier this summer.
The winning essay, entitled “The Power of Literature,” honored Ann Hood, a novelist and 1978 URI graduate. Judges’ remarks included praise of the copy as “a personal, moving, entertaining and very human piece” that “promoted understanding of why being an English major makes a lot of sense,” according to the June release.
Pippa Jack, QuadAngles editor-in-chief, said in a statement: “It was wonderful to be able to feature such talented graduates of the university. We’re hoping to bring readers more of the outstanding work from alumni and current members of the vibrant URI community.”
Judges’ commentary also noted the drawings paired with the story. They are by Anthony Russo, a 1974 URI graduate.
This award marks the second consecutive year QuadAngles has taken home prizes at the CASE competition. Last year, the magazine won two bronze awards.
In 2018, more than 675 institutions from across the United States, as well as locations as diverse as Australia, Hong Kong, Hungary and the United Kingdom, took part in the competition, submitting more than 3,200 entries in nearly 100 categories.