The “Philosophers Against Malaria” fundraising competition among departments of philosophy has concluded, and in total generated $27,089.
That’s enough to buy over 10,000 mosquito nets, says fundraiser organizer and philosophy PhD student Malte Hendrickx (Michigan), who shares the competition results:
Michigan came in first—I hope my home department sees the win as compensation for the relentless nagging they had to endure.
Virginia Tech came second, propelled by an incredibly generous anonymous contributor who gave $7200, the largest donation of this year.
The University of Colorado, Boulder came third, helped by the generosity of graduate student Kyle York, who offered to match donations by his department.
You can check out the results of the competition here.