Benjamin Spead, a graduate student in the Sloan School of Management, was recently awarded a $2,000 Mortar Board National Foundation Fellowship for 2001-02. Members of Mortar Board, founded in 1918 as a national collegiate senior honor society, are chosen based on outstanding scholarship, leadership and service to both their school and community. Spead was selected while a senior at Grove City College.
"The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century" by William Shutkin (MIT Press, 2000) has won the 2001 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association for Ecological and Political Transformation. Shutkin is a a lecturer in environmental policy in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 26, 2001.