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In Russia, Online Speech Remains Free from Government Control

A new report examines the Russian blogosphere, Twitter, and other media sources and finds vibrant and diverse discourse on Russian political and social issues. Read More
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Online, Young People Also Develop Learning Skills

A study from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, a MacArthur grantee, examines how young people seek out and evaluate information online. Read More
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MacArthur Announces Grant to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur today announced a $500,000 grant to the newly launched Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) to support online and on-the-road efforts to engage young people in civic life and deter bullying. Read More
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Connie Yowell Describes MacArthur's Partnership with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur Director of Education Connie Yowell discusses the alignment between the goals of the Born This Way Foundation and MacArthur. Read More

Citywide Data Collection Project

With the help of a $300,000 grant from MacArthur, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a proposal to have Chapin Hall work with the City's Chief Data Officer to document citywide data. Read More

Carnegie Airborne Observatory Keeps Tabs on Amazon's Ecosystem

Using a spectrometer and a small plane that bounces lasers off the jungle floor 400,000 times per second, researchers have shed light on both the incredible diversity and increased deforestation in the Peruvian rainforest. Read More

Lady Gaga Partners with Berkman Center and MacArthur to Launch Born This Way Foundation

Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, will officially launch the Born This Way Foundation on February 29 at an event co-hosted by MacArthur and Harvard’s Berkman Center. Read More
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Apps for Metro Chicago Winners Announced

Winners of the Apps 4 Metro Chicago Grand Challenge and the Innovate Illinois Award were announced. Read More

MacArthur's Robert Gallucci On What to Do, and Not Do, About North Korea

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il creates some opportunities and potential traps for the administration and senior leaders in the United States, says MacArthur President Robert Gallucci. Read More
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CoSN Selects 13 School Districts to Develop Best Practices on the Innovative Use of Digital Media in K-12 Education

The Consortium for School Networking today announced the 13 school districts that will participate in a collaborative effort to share experiences, challenges and best practices for innovative uses of new media in K-12 education. Read More
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National Competition Selects 12 Libraries and Museums to Build Innovative Learning Labs for Teens

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the MacArthur Foundation announced the first 12 winners of a national competition to build 21st Century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country. Read More
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MacArthur and The New York Community Trust Support Hive Digital Media Learning Fund

They create and plan their social lives digitally and can find the right app for anything. But for all their perceived savvy, many teenagers haven’t begun to explore technology’s vast potential for learning. Read More
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MacArthur Partners with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur and Born This Way Foundation have partnered to raise the profile of issues related to digital media learning. Read More