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Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) National Leadership Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's partnership with LISC in Chicago and identifies core principles of that partnership that may prove useful to other cities' community development efforts.

Drop in Number of Illinois Youth Sent to Prison

Chicago’s Cook County juvenile court sent nearly 400 fewer youths to state prisons between 1997 and 2004 because they were referred instead to community-based support services, according to a new report by the Annie E ...

Grantees Receive Emmy Awards

MacArthur grantees P.O.V. and Frontline received awards at this year's News and Documentary Emmy Awards presentation. Frontline and Frontline/World also received four competitive awards, including one for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism―Long Form ...

Letter to the Editor by Jonathan Fanton: International Justice

In a letter to the New York Times editor, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton says the United Nations Security Council should take the lead in enforcing arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court.

24 MacArthur Fellows Announced Today

MacArthur today named 24 new MacArthur Fellows for 2007. The new Fellows work across a broad spectrum of endeavors.

Study Shows Teacher Copyright Confusion Causes Students to Lose Out

A new study by Temple University and American University released today find that teachers from grade school to college are being stymied in their efforts to teach critical thinking and media literacy, because ignorance about copyright ...

The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy

A new study by Temple University and American University finds that teachers from grade school to college are being stymied in their efforts to teach critical thinking and media literacy, because ignorance about copyright laws and ...

New Area Added to Colombia’s National Parks System

In August, Churumbelos Auka Wasi was added to Colombia’s premier national parks system thanks to the technical assistance of two MacArthur grantees, World Wildlife Fund and the Amazon Conservation Team.

Grantee Report Finds Economic Benefits to Improving Health of Great Lakes

A new independent report released this week concludes that restoring the health of the Great Lakes will create $50 billion in economic benefit for the region. The cost-benefit analysis, conducted by MacArthur grantee The Brookings Institution ...

New Species Discovered in Democratic Republic of Congo

An expedition by MacArthur grantee Wildlife Conservation Society to a remote corner of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has uncovered forests containing six new animal species: a bat, a rodent, two shrews, and two frogs.

Better Models for Juvenile Justice

Governors Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana, Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania, and Chris Gregoire of Washington discuss the success of juvenile justice system reform in their states in the context of ...

"John T. Scott, New Orleans Sculptor, Dies at 67"

The New York Times
John T. Scott , 1992 MacArthur Fellow

Better Models for Juvenile Justice

The governors of four states examine the progress, challenges, and promising developments in the effort to reform juvenile justice.

Lecture on Population and Reproductive Health by Professor Paul Hunt

Contents The Millennium Development Goals and the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health New Skills & Techniques Is the international right to health merely aspirational? Is it too vague to be implemented? Uganda, neglected diseases ...
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