The Chicago Thinker, the premier independent publication at the University of Chicago, received the “Publication of the Year” award from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) Collegiate Network. The Thinker was in contention with over 80 other publications affiliated with the syndicate.
Editor-in-chief Declan Hurley and associate publisher Mitchell Robson accepted the award on behalf of the Thinker at the Collegiate Network Editors’ Conference, held in Alexandria, Virginia, from September 30 to October 2.
Frank Chodorov founded the ISI in 1953, and the organization’s first president was conservative hero William F. Buckley. Its Collegiate Network supports writers across colleges in the United States who evince “the politicization of American college classrooms, curricula, and student life.”
In giving the Thinker the “Publication of the Year” award, the C.N. highlighted our explosive January 2022 coverage of, and strong opposition to, COVID-19 mandates.
The Thinker consistently fought mask, social distancing, test, and vaccine mandates throughout the period when they were in effect, and we are glad to have played a role in their end.
This is the second calendar year in a row that the ISI granted the Thinker an award. In March 2021, the outfit christened the Thinker the “Best New Publication” of the 2020–21 school year.