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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

Fact Sheet: Digital Media and Learning

Youth today live media saturated lives. Young people today spend an average of almost 6.5 hours a day with media. The total amount of media content young people are exposed to each day has increased ... Read More

Grants List: Digital Media and Learning

The MacArthur Foundation’s five-year, $50 million effort to build the field  of digital media and learning aims to understand how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic ... 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

White Paper: Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century by Henry Jenkins

Henry Jenkins, Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published this white paper that explores new frameworks and models for media literacy. Read More

"Supporting institutions as well as individuals," Interview with Jonathan Fanton from Alliance Magazine

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton speaks about the new Russian NGO law, funding higher education in Africa, and how international grantmaking has become increasingly crucial in the years following the September 11 attacks. Read More

"Guiding Students Toward Global Citizenship," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Council of Independent Colleges

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues for a need to "internationalize" higher education with initiatives like greater study abroad options and international internship opportunities. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the European Humanities University Donors' Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton pledges a three-year, $1 million renewal of the Foundation's commitment to EHU and announces the formation of an International Support Committee for the university. Read More

Educators Come Together to Support European Humanities University

Leading educators from the United States, Canada and Europe are forming an international committee to support the European Humanities University (EHU). Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Russia: Report on Activities

Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, that provides approximately $200 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations and talented individuals ... Read More

No Child Left Behind Act Narrows Curriculum, Report Says

The No Child Left Behind Act has led to the “narrowing of curriculum,” especially in urban schools, according to a recent study by the Center on Education Policy, a MacArthur grantee. The report said that more ... Read More

Bayero a Leader in Nigerian Universities

Over the last 6 years, MacArthur has invested $5.5 million in Bayero University Kano.  That investment recently paid off when Bayero placed at the top of universities for the percentage of its courses accredited by ... Read More

Seven Nations, Six Foundations, One Mission: Africa's Future

On September 16, about 200 people with an interest in the future of Africa gathered in New York for the announcement of the second phase of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. MacArthur, Ford, Rockefeller ... Read More