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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March 2, 2017
Congratulations to Louise Freeman, professor of psychology at Mary Baldwin College and a five-time winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest. Her caption for the cartoon at left -- "Since 'open carry' was implemented, student GPA's are up 42% and faculty grievances have been cut in half. We call that win-win." -- won the hearts of our readers. She'll receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon. Thanks to all for playing.
February 2, 2017
Congratulations to Beth Gazley, winner of Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest for February. Gazley, a professor at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs, came up with this caption for the cartoon at left: "Like him or not, you have to admire his success in getting a visa." Our readers voted that their favorite. She will receive an Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the cartoon.
January 4, 2017
Congratulations to Tom Melecki, winner of our caption contest for January. His submission for the cartoon at left -- "That's the day the 46% of us who voted for Trump begin exercising our huuuuge mandate over the 54% of you losers who didn't! Wow, I love 'new, new' math!" -- won our readers' hearts. He is a former director of student financial services at the University of Texas at Austin. He is now founder of College Affordability Solutions. Thanks to all for participating.
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.

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