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Writing Contest

One Book One Northwestern is awarding a $500 prize for the best essay of In less than 1,337 words—the length of the Declaration of Independence or less by an entering first-year or transfer student on the question of equality.

 “When have you stood for or against equality? What did equality mean to you in that moment, did your understanding of equality change as a result of your action, and was equality achieved?”

Please submit your essay to by 11:59 pm, Sunday September 10, Central Standard time (CST). A committee of Northwestern faculty, selected by One Book, will review each submission. The winner for the contest will be announce on October 19 at the One Book keynote with Danielle Allen.

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