The 2007-2008 academic year began on October 1st for the European Humanities University, the MacArthur-funded Belarusian university-in-exile located in Vilnius, Lithuania. An incoming class of 216 joins EHU, bringing the total number of residential and distance-learning students to well over one thousand. The number of applications for EHU has risen considerably, in spite of increased harassment of current and prospective students by the Belarusian authorities in recent months. Lloyd Axworthy and Jonathan Fanton, as Co-Chairs of a MacArthur-organized International Support Committee for EHU, recently sent three letters – a message of support to EHU students, faculty, and staff; a letter of thanks to the European Commission for its renewal of substantial funding for EHU; and a letter to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenka protesting the treatment of EHU students, many of whom must commute regularly from Belarus to Lithuania to attend classes, and are vulnerable to interrogations at the border crossing.
May 2, 2017 - Semi-Finalist Perspectives
Sesame Workshop EVP Sherrie Westin says its partnership with the International Rescue Committee, to provide education and nurturing care to refugee children, came together out of necessity. Read More
April 25, 2017 - Semi-Finalist Perspectives
Wendy Hanamura says $100 million would allow The Internet Archive to provide libraries and learners with free, long-term access to 4 million books. Read More