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Congrats to Jon Adams


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Congratulations to Jon Adams, who was awarded Chinn Scholarship from the American Atheists in recognition of his work here at Utah State (columns in the Statesman, the co-founding of SHAFT, and his involvement with College Dems and Love is for Everyone).  The award comes with a nice financial scholarship, as well as a trip to Atlanta for a ‘fun-filled weekend of events with Keynote Speaker Richard Dawkins’ (that is a quote from the website which I’ll admit I chuckled at, though in all seriousness I know Jon will have the opportunity to have dinner with Dawkins, just he and the 2 other award winners, which is pretty cool).

So back slaps to Jon (even from theists like me!) on being recognized by a national organization for his work.



  1. Huenemann says:

    That’s fabulous! Congratulations!


  2. source says:

    Good job. Have fun in Atlanta.


  3. Mike Smith says:

    Congratulations Jon! You definitely deserve it


  4. Jordan Daines says:

    Congrats, friend. Your still going to hell though. You know that, right?


  5. Jon Adams says:

    Thanks, everyone.

    So apparently this post is related to “Did Asians Contribute to Jazz?”



  6. Tom Weiler says:

    You’re still not that cool. Although that might change if you share the money with me.


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