Day: April 3, 2012

Huzzah! We Conquered the 2012 Fund Drive!

Good news, everyone: Fund Drive 2012 is over!

With the help of the LINGUIST List Advisors, who in the eleventh hour ponied up the remaining funds, we made our goal!  We can all breathe easy, knowing that we have the ability to continue our operations for another year, and that we can continue funding the graduate students who run LINGUIST List (they’re surprisingly resistant to being chained to their desks as free labor).

We’d like to give special thanks to the following folks:

Sociolinguists everywhere, winners of the Battle of the Fields!

It was neck-and-neck for a while, with Syntax in the lead for weeks, but Sociolinguistics rallied at the last minute and pulled ahead for a final tally of $9296!  Bravo, sociolinguists!

Graduate Tournament winners:

The University of Washington, whose 50 donors* contributed an astonishing $4205, is the winners of the First Annual Golden Pig Award.  Well done, Huskies!

The University of South Carolina, recipients of the School Spirit Award with an amazing 34 donors!  Way to go, Gamecocks!

And all hail the top donors in each region:

North-West University (Africa)

University of Toronto (Americas outside US)

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Asia)

University of Cambridge (Europe)

Bar-Ilan University (Middle East)

University of Melbourne (Pacific)

*We wanted to spread the glory around a little bit, and to recognize USC’s fighting spirit, so we’ll be awarding them the School Spirit trophy with a nod to Washington.


Our limerick contributors!

Special congratulations to Brenda Boerger, Ultimate LINGUIST Limerick Champion– check out her winning entry!  Thanks to all of our ingenious subscribers who sent in limericks.  You can view all of their poetic masterworks over in the Limerick Museum!


And most of all we thank all of our donors, everywhere.

Thanks for making this the best Fund Drive ever.  We hope you had fun (we sure did), and that you know how much we appreciate your support.