Gerald Graff, the George M. Pullman Professor in English Language & Literature, was awarded the 1994 Frederic W. Ness Book Award of the Association of American Colleges for his book "Beyond the Culture Wars." Graff, who received the award at the AAC Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., was cited for his book's contribution "to the understanding and improvement of liberal education." "Beyond the Culture Wars" also received a 1993 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation of Oakland, Calif.
Fourth-year College student Martin Stein has been named to USA Today's 1994 All-USA College Academic team. He is one of 60 students selected in the national competition and one of only 20 students named to the "first team." Stein will receive a $2,500 cash prize and a trip to the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., and he will be featured in the Feb. 4 issue of USA Today. The prize was awarded in recognition of Stein's outstanding academic achievement and commitment to community service.