We gratefully acknowledge a generous gift to the department in memory of undergraduate Griffin Madden, whose loss in the December 2016 Oakland Ghost Ship fire is deeply felt by all of us who knew him. (For recollections of Griffin from some of his teachers, see here.) The gift of $25,000, from Griffin’s father Mike Madden, will be used over a five-year period to help support our undergraduate peer tutoring program, as well as to fund an annual prize over the next five years for a graduating senior who plans to attend graduate school in philosophy. We’re very glad to have this opportunity to remember Griffin, and very grateful to Mike for his support of our undergraduates.
August 23, 2018