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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

Remarks by John Slocum on the Foundation's Efforts to Strengthen Russia's Scholarly Infrastructure, March 1, 2006

The Chair of MacArthur's Russia Working Group, John Slocum discusses the Foundation's support for efforts to improve human rights and higher education in the country. Read More

MacArthur Funding to Advance Internet Filtering Research

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School recently issued a press release about MacArthur's support for advancing Internet filtering research. Read More

$8 Million in Support to Expand Pool of Science and Security Experts

MacArthur announced four grants totaling nearly $8 million to Carnegie Mellon, Cornell and Princeton universities and the Georgia Institute of Technology Read More

Remarks by Kole Shettima at the Distinguished Lecture of the University of Benin

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses challenges like funding gaps facing the country's universities and how to overcome them. Read More

Assessment of MacArthur Foundation Support to Nigerian Universities

In 2001, the Global Security and Sustainability Program of the MacArthur Foundation approved multi-year grants of between $2 and $3 million to each of four Nigerian universities: Read More