The Sidney Prize
The sidney prize is a prestigious award that recognises people who do well for humanity. It is awarded on a national basis and is a great way to reward people for their hard work. It is also a great way to encourage people to do good things for society. The sidney prize is open to anyone who wants to apply, but there are some criteria that must be met in order for the application to be successful.
This year’s winner of the sidney prize was Nazanin Boniadi, an activist for women’s rights in Iran. She has worked tirelessly to help bring peace to her country and is a truly deserving winner of the prize. This is the first time that a woman has won the sidney prize and it shows how important the prize is.
Sidney Cox Memorial Prize is offered annually to the piece of undergraduate writing submitted in competition that most nearly meets the high standards of originality and integrity set by Professor Sidney Cox in his classes and in his book Indirections for Those Who Want to Write. It may be in any genre of writing, but it must demonstrate the use of literature in its research. The winning essay will be published in the AJL and can be reprinted in books that carry the official AJL seal.
A former MIT student, Sidney won a physics degree in 1960 but was drawn to molecular biology by its potential to make a real contribution to human health. He was particularly impressed by the ability of bacteriophage T4 to replicate DNA. Sidney was able to use this knowledge of how DNA replication works to develop an artificial gene system for plants that produces proteins that can resist disease.
Other recent winners of the sidney prize include New York Times columnist David Brooks and writer William Zinser, who won for their article “The Coddling of the American Mind.” This article explores student hypersensitivity that leads to depression and prevents students from being prepared for the real world. The authors call this phenomenon “vindictive protectiveness” and argue that it is the result of a failure of schools to teach kids how to deal with conflict.
This prize is given in the name of the former Editor-in-Chief of the AJL, who was a longtime member of Phi Beta Kappa and a strong advocate for liberal education. It is awarded for outstanding scholarship and undergraduate teaching, and for leadership in advancing the cause of liberal education. The winner is selected by a committee of scholars from the Society’s member schools. The prize was first awarded in 1986.