"jacob soll"

West Philly professor receives ‘genius award’

Posted on 26 September 2011 by WPL

Jacob Soll - MacArthur award recipientWe’re a bit late on this, but it would be a shame if we fail to mention this great achievement by one of our neighbors.

Congratulations to West Philly’s Jacob Soll for receiving the MacArthur award, sometimes called the ‘genius award.’ Soll, a history professor at Rutgers University-Camden, is among this year’s 22 recipients of the prestigious award, which recognizes “exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.” The award includes a $500,000 grant that the recipients will get “no-strings-attached” over the next five years. has a great interview with him on this page.

Comments (0)

Holiday Gifts at VIX Emporium

  • Prepare for whats coming New posters and cards in fromhellip
  • Dramatic cuff bracelets by urbanlace cut from recycled inner tubeshellip
  • Just in geometric jewelry by littlecatmetals in western MA Eachhellip
  • Lots of leather lovelies landed lately heart bookmarks wallets wristletshellip
  • Weekend sale take 20 off your purchase of 20 worthhellip
  • Sometimes you get to do something so creative and funhellip

Tag your photos #westphillylocal on instagram

Follow Us:


Upcoming Events