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Congratulations to Walter Glannon on receiving the Student Union's 2017 Teaching Excellence Award, and to Mark Migotti for receiving honorable mention for the second consecutive year.

Congratulations to Audrey Delamont! She successfully defended her MA thesis "Action, Knowledge Norms, and Moral Reasons" today. It was supervised by Jeremy Fantl and examined by David Dick and Mark Migotti.

Brayden Mills-Smith defended his MA thesis, "Addiction as an Excuse". It was supervised by Walter Glannon and examined by Ann Levey and Allen Habib.

Bokai Yao successfully defended his MA thesis "Some Puzzles About Ability". It was supervised by Ish Haji. Yao will enter the PhD program at the University of Notre Dame in the Fall.

Alison McConwell successfully defended her dissertation, "Individuality, the Major Transitions, and the Evolutionary Contingency Thesis." Her thesis was supervised by Marc Ereshefsky.

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