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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.

MacArthur Action Networks to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Mental Health in Juvenile Justice

MacArthur, which is investing $100 million to support and accelerate promising models of juvenile justice reform, is enlisting more states in its growing effort.

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.

Applying Science to Dam Construction in Brazil

Research on the ecology of migratory fish species in Peru's Madre de Dios River, stemming from a 2005 MacArthur grant to the University of Florida, caused Brazillian government to temporarily halt dam construction.

Remarks by MacArthur Vice President Julia Stasch about the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Closing the Digital Divide

MacArthur Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch discusses a new report by the Task Force outlining ways to harness and accelerate ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide in Chicago.

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 ...

Trial of Charles Taylor

The trial of Charles Taylor, the former dictator of Liberia, began recently under the auspices of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone. Taylor was indicted in 2003, but received safe haven in Nigeria until ...

"Richard Rorty, Philosopher, Dies at 75"

The New York Times
Richard Rorty , 1981 MacArthur Fellow

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Awards Ceremony for the 2007 Recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton honors the eight diverse organizations recognized as 2007 winners of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

Chicago Arts Generate Over $1 Billion in Economic Activity

At a press conference at the Chicago Cultural Center, Americans for the Arts announced the local and comparative results from its Arts & Economic Prosperity III.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Americans for the Arts; Arts and Economic Prosperity Launch

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton outlines the Foundation's long commitment to supporting arts institutions, especially in Chicago.
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Arts & Economic Prosperity III

Produced by Americans for the Arts, this report features the Chicago portion of the country’s most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. The full study included data from 156 communities ...

Six Counties Selected for Juvenile Justice Reform Funding Under $10 Million MacArthur Initiative

Governor Chris Gregoire announced that six counties will receive funding and technical support to improve juvenile justice systems as part of MacArthur's Models for Change initiative.

Reversing Chicago's Loss of Affordable Rental Housing

Area real estate, finance, philanthropic, non-profit and governmental leaders unveiled a joint program to reverse dramatic losses in the region’s affordable rental stock.