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Russian Government Grants Competition Funds to MacArthur-Supported Universities

MacArthur-funded universities in Russia have been very successful in obtaining substantial additional funding through a major new Russian government grants competition in support of innovative educational programs.  In the first two rounds of this competition (2006 ... Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima: Higher Education Needs Urgent Attention

In this commentary published in Federations Magazine, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima describes how issues of accreditation and free tuition create the need for reform in Nigerian post-secondary education. 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

“Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton in Second Life

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges foundations to assist and invest in organizations that address social issues within virutal worlds and to encourage in-world philathropy discussions in places like Second Life. Read More

New 6th-12th Grade School Will Use Games as Pathways to Creativity and Learning

Gamelab Institute of Play and New Visions for Public Schools announced the creation of new public school with MacArthur support that will use game design and game-inspired methods. Read More

Op-Ed by Jonathan Fanton: New Generations, New Media Challenges

In this Op-Ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton outlines how digital environments are changing the way young people learn. Read More

Building Economic Sustainability for Russian Universities

In a recent speech promoting Russia’s new Law on Endowments, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev praised the first seven institutions to register endowments in Russia.  The seven include three MacArthur grantees – the European ... Read More

Interview with Jonathan Fanton: Without Human Rights, You Can't Have Stable Democracy

MacArthur's President talks about MacArthur's grantmaking in Nigeria targeted towards human rights, reproductive health, and maternal mortality. Read More

Framing Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, First Meeting of the International Commission on Training for Development Policy and Practice

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the lack of necessary knowledge possessed by many development practitioners and expresses hope that the Commission may produce a solution to that problem. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Reception for MacArthur Foundation Nigeria Grantees

As MacArthur's Board of Directors holds its first-ever meeting outside of North America, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton expresses optimism for the future of Nigerian democracy. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Official Dinner Hosted by the Federal Minister for Abuja, Nigeria

As MacArthur's Board of Directors holds its first-ever meeting outside of North America, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's support for Nigerian human rights, democracy, and education. 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

"Nigeria, Democratic Progress, and the Moral Authority to Lead in Africa and Beyond," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, University of Ibadan Convocation Lecture

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Nigerian higher education, human rights, and international justice in a speech to students at the University. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

 In 1999, after decades of colonial and military rule, Nigeria began a transition to democracy.  Government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals are now working together to ensure the growth of a free and fair Nigeria.  The MacArthur ... Read More