2019 Features (Medium Staff) Winner

Vimal Patel, Marc Parry and Jack Stripling | The Chronicle of Higher Education

“Race, Campus, and Community”

About the Entry

In a series of three stories, The Chronicle examined campuses both beloved by and in tension with the local residents who depend on them, and the role that race played in those relationships.

Comments from the Judges

“Outstanding and fascinating exploration of the nuances and murkiness of race, identity, ‘tradition,’ ’community values’ and town-gown relationships.”

“Race issues on campus are often difficult to cover because of obvious sensitivities. All three of these stories overcome that barrier to tell nuanced, balanced stories about racial confrontations in different parts of the country. I was also impressed by the use of graphics, original documents and audio to supplement the reporting.”