North Central College - Naperville, IL

Political science major receives award at state conference

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June 7, 2010--Joshua Bailey, a junior at North Central College, received an award for an academic paper he presented at the 18th Annual Conference for Students of Political Science, hosted by the Illinois State University (ISU) Department of Politics and Government on April 28.

His paper, titled "Freedom or Slavery? The Harm in Legalizing Prostitution," won second place for Best Undergraduate Student Paper at the conference and will be published in ISU's student online journal "Critique." More than 60 graduate and undergraduate students in political science from 25 institutions participated in the conference.

Bailey carries a double major in political science and English writing at North Central College. He's the son of Brian and Patty Bailey of Galesburg, Ill., and is a graduate of Galesburg High School.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in Naperville, Ill., North Central is recognized as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, which cites it as one of the top six schools in the Midwest for "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching"; as "a college for high-achieving students" by Peterson's Competitive Colleges; and as one of "America's Best Colleges" by Forbes.