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Anti-Racism & Humanistic Inquiry
By the fall of 2020, this nation had experienced uncertainty paralleling its most unsettling historical moments. We were collectively holding our breath while attempting to reconcile the harsh realities of our country’s racial injustices as they played out in social movements and civic moments, and through the racialization of the pandemic virus. There were no assurances of a vaccine, no healing from our summer of discontent, and the anxiety of an unpredictable election and its ultimately contested outcome only amplified the wail of an increasingly divided nation.
June 4, 2021
Virginia Tech Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics Launches New Global Undergrad Journal
Virginia Tech’s Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics has launched the only undergrad journal in the world open to students in philosophy, politics and economics outside of their school. The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Review: An International Undergraduate Journal – published in association with Virginia Tech Publishing – will publish research in philosophy, politics and […]
May 12, 2021
Intellectual Humility: Re-Imagining a Democratic Virtue
The role of educational institutions—as a supplement to media, economic and governmental institutions—is crucial in developing virtues to balance the tension between the intellectual entitlement to have one’s own views respected and the intellectual humility to see those views as fallible, partial, dogmatic, and often unjustified.
July 12, 2020
In Light of COVID-19, Five Foundations to Increase Support for Higher Education, Other Nonprofits
Recognizing the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, five foundations have jointly agreed to commit $1.7 billion to the nonprofit sector, including higher education, the arts and humanities, and racial equity and social justice. This financial commitment by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the John D. & […]
June 12, 2020
Students, Schools Seek Answers in Era of Pandemic U.
We’ve crept into May, which is coincidentally Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on the diversity calendar. But as Helen Hsu sees it, there’s not much to celebrate if you’re an Asian American student.
May 4, 2020
Medieval Studies Struggles Against White Supremacist Elements in the Field
As the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) planned its 2019 convention in Kalamazoo, Michigan, scholars noticed a common theme among the rejected presentations: “Race and the Medieval,” “Decentering Privilege,” “How to be a White Ally in Medieval Studies 101,” “Globalizing Medieval Pedagogy,” “Translations of Power: Race, Class, and Gender Intersectionality in the Middle Ages” […]
March 18, 2020
Faculty Members Urge Syracuse University to Create Campus-Wide Diversity Courses
Nearly 150 faculty members at Syracuse University have signed a petition calling for a university-wide, liberal arts core curriculum that would foster critical thinking on issues surrounding diversity, reported The Daily Orange. The letter comes in response to a series of at least 17 hate crimes and bias-related incidents on or near SU’s campus since Nov. […]
December 12, 2019
Foundation President and Historian Wants to Make the Humanities Accessible
Dr. Andrew Delbanco wears two hats. He’s the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University, where he teaches history and literature. And he’s the newest president of the Teagle Foundation, which supports liberal arts education for all students.
October 8, 2019
Teagle Foundation Forum Explores What Liberal Arts Can Offer Underrepresented Students
At a forum marking the Teagle Foundation’s 75th anniversary, humanities faculty explored what their disciplines offer underrepresented students – and whether liberal arts schools are the institutions best serving them.
October 5, 2019
CalArts Incubates the Voice of the Artist
Artist and musician Ravi S. Rajan is on a mission to promote innovation in the ways the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) incubates a community of artists. CalArts uses portfolio-based admissions, hosts a number of community arts partnerships and develops students who are using art to put a “cracked world” back together, said leaders in a visit with Diverse. Now, the institution’s leaders are taking a moment to reflect on the institution’s 50-year legacy and future, while boldly making the case for equal funding in higher education that includes the arts and humanities.
January 10, 2019
Mellon Foundation Donates $600,000 Grant to Winston-Salem to Support Humanities Programs
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) was recently given a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its humanities programs. The university is one of only five University of North Carolina System schools, and one of the few public historically Black colleges and universities in the country to receive a grant during the foundation’s 50-year […]
January 10, 2019
Vinson Named Chairman of National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Center has announced the appointment of its new board chairman, Dr. Ben Vinson III, the provost at Case Western Reserve University. “The National Humanities Center serves a special place in the intellectual life of our country,” said Vinson. “The support it provides for scholars and teachers is invaluable, and the Center’s efforts to increase public awareness […]
August 20, 2018
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