Education colunist Rebecca Schuman argues that one way to rectify continuing issues with college athletic programs failing to properly educate – or in some cases, outright falsifying grades for – student-athletes is to have universities create new academic departments dedicated to teaching only student-athletes. These departments could be funded via sports proceeds and, to make sure the student-athletes were receiving a legitimate higher education, could be “administered with outside reviewers, maybe from some incorruptible organization like the National Endowment for the Humanities," from Slate.
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University of Virginia Professor Steve Railton is working to create Digital Yoknapatawpha -- a complete digital archive, including interactive timelines, maps, and charts, outlining the fictional county in Mississippi where writer William Faulkner set his stories -- thanks to support from a $300,000 NEH grant.
Chairman Adams will visit the state of Delaware from September 6 through 8 to meet with the leadership of institutions and cultural heritage organizations in Delaware that have received NEH grants, speak with humanities faculty, undergraduates and doctoral students, and deliver a public talk on The Common Good and NEH's 50th anniversary at the University of Delaware in Newark.
The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia has won a $325,000 NEH grant to support its exhibit "1917: Gateway to the 20th Century" that documents the year America entered WWI, the Bolsheviks undertook revolution in Russia, and the Balfour Declaration was signed.
Matthew Sutton, professor of history at Washington State University, has won an NEH Public Scholar grant to complete his book (Un)Holy Spies: Religion and Espionage in World War II; his work will explore the roles missionaries, priests, and Christian activists played as spies and saboteurs for US intelligence and will be published in 2019.