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Large Shift in U.S. Immigrant Makeup Projected

The percentage of foreign-born U.S. residents with deep roots in the country is rising and will continue to soar in the coming decades, according to a new report by the Population Dynamics Research Group. Read More

MacArthur Island Opens in Virtual World of Second Life

MacArthur Island opened in the virtual world of Second Life. The island is a new laboratory for MacArthur’s two-year exploration of virtual worlds. Read More

Study Shows Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development

The MacArthur-supported study shows that America’s youth are developing important social and technical skills online, often in ways adults do not understand or value. Read More

Remarks by Julia Stasch at the Digital Media and Learning Regional Forum: “From Hip-Hop to MySpace”

MacArthur Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch discusses the Foundation's digital media and learning grantmaking and explains its interest in the subject. Read More

"Rights and Responsibilities Online: A Paradox for Our Times," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the Institute of Museum and Library Services Webwise Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how to keep institutions—schools, museums, libraries—central to the task of providing information people need. Read More

Speeches and Commentary Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Westport, Connecticut, Public Library

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how video games can positively affect young people's learning. Read More

MacArthur to Explore the Role of Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which last year launched a $50 million initiative to build the field of digital media and learning, will explore the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds. Read More

Interview with Jonathan Fanton on Democracy, Digital Learning, and Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century

Recently, Philanthropy News Digest spoke with MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton. Read More

"Do Video Games Help Kids Learn?," Digital Media and Learning Panel Discussion, Introductory Remarks delivered by Jonathan F. Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's new initiative to explore and understand how young people incorporate digital media into their daily lives and help them understand how to better do so. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Launch of MacArthur's Digital Media and Learning Initiative, New York, NY

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces a 5-year, $50 million initiative to investigate the role and impact of digital technology in the lives of young people. Read More

MacArthur Investing $50 Million In Digital Learning

MacArthur announced plans to build the emerging field of digital media and learning, committing $50 million over five years to the effort. Read More

Exploring How Young People Use Digital Media and Potential for Improving Learning

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $3.8 million in support of research to explore the effects of digital media on young people, particularly as it relates to learning and education. Read More

On Borrowed Land

Manila is a city in crisis, as rural migrants flood into the city following the overthrow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos during the "People's Power" revolution of 1986. Hoping to escape the poverty of the countryside ... Read More