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Sheldon Hackney
Posted: September 13, 2013

Remembering Sheldon Hackney

NEH Chairman Launched Conversations on Pluralism and Identity

 David McCullough speaking at Emory University, 2007
Posted: September 11, 2013

Author David McCullough on 9/11

Excerpt from "First Principles" the Nebraska Governor's Lecture in the Humanities" delivered by David McCullough on September 20, 2001

The Cortile
Posted: September 10, 2013

Trump Leases Old Post Office Building

From Cubicles to The Cortile

Humanities Report Card 2013 cover image
Posted: September 5, 2013

Humanities Report Card 2013

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released a mixed “report card’ yesterday for the humanities, presenting some largely unrecognized good news about their popularity as a college major and students' satisfaction with their choice.     

50th anniversary of March on Washington, scene from Pennsylvania Ave
Posted: August 28, 2013

The Nation Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech

Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front,
Posted: August 27, 2013

I Have a Dream: Celebrating the Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

EDSITEment offers educational resources for teaching the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted: August 21, 2013

Steve Ross, Farewell

NEH Director of Challenge Grant program that has generated $3.9 billion in private funds for the humanities has died.

Posted: August 13, 2013

Elshtain Remembered

National Council Member, scholar, powerful writer on ethics and religion.

Joan Didion receives a National Humanities Medal from President Obama
Posted: July 12, 2013

The Better Precincts of the World We Inhabit:

David Remnick addresses the 2012 National Humanities Medalists.

Posted: June 21, 2013

Humanities at the Heart of the Nation's Goals

Blue ribbon panel says STEM disciplines are not enough to keep nation strong.