History Journal Wins Top Prize

University of Portland’s history department awarded first place for student journal, Northwest Passages

University of Portland’s Department of History department was awarded first prize in the Gerald D. Nash History Journal competition for its student journal, Northwest Passages. This marks the second year in a row that the journal has placed first and the fourth time overall.

The 2012 Northwest Passages editorial team includes 2012 alumni Tessa Daniels, Cassie Passion, and Whitney Simpson; senior Renne Erb; and junior Lindsey Tsuruda. Faculty advisor is history professor Mark Eifler.

Northwest Passages is sponsored by the Rho Pi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. Published in the spring of each year since 2000, each edition of the journal includes several senior theses as well as a diverse sample of smaller papers completed in history courses offered throughout the academic year. The writings are selected by the editorial team which is staffed entirely by students. Each year over the past six years, the journal has received recognition in a national journal competition.

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