Upon his retirement, the late Professor Benjamin M. Weissman established a fund to support an annual AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING IN POLITICS

          Quoting the official description:  “This prize is awarded to the graduating political science major who is judged to have written the best essay on politics.  Essays written for class assignment, individual study, or the College Honors Program are eligible for consideration.”

          This award is announced at Seniors Honors Night and includes a check for $200.