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NEH in the News

Selected articles on NEH-supported projects.
Posted: January 27, 2017

“In 2013, the case for support for the humanities was boosted by a bipartisan, congressionally instigated study on how to “maintain national excellence in humanities … and to achieve long-term national goals for our intellectual and economic well-being.” Commissioned by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and carried out by an ideologically diverse, nonpartisan group of scholars, business leaders, and former politicians, the study argued that strong humanities education is essential to producing future generations of successful Americans who are knowledgeable, analytical, and worldly. The report recommended increased funding for NEH and was welcomed by Republican congressional leaders, including Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander and then-Rep. Tom Petri of Wisconsin.”

Posted: January 26, 2017
The Diamondback (UMD)

Baltimore Stories, which concluded last month, included 20 events within nine months that "facilitated conversation" among working-class Baltimore residents. One event partnered Baltimore teenagers and Baltimore police officers to exchange stories with one another and participate in empathy exercises, where one told the other's story in the first person. The project also employs a "street crew," to engage working class residents.

Posted: January 26, 2017

“Last week, the administration of President Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the art world when it shared its federal budget, which calls for completely scrapping the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).”

Posted: January 26, 2017

“For instance, the budget blueprint would pull the plug on public service events like “Ask an Expert” on National History Day, which relied on Google Hangouts to involve more than 600,000 students.”

Posted: January 25, 2017

"Defunding the NEH would be like firebombing Yellowstone National Park," says Dr. Rosner in an interview with Waypoint. "It's that important to the vision and integrity of our country."

Posted: January 25, 2017 Trump Will Cut NEA and NEH That Fund Arts And Culture
USA Supreme

While attending an inaugural ball on Friday celebrating the arts, celebrities lashed out at the new president for considering budget cuts that would eliminate art funding.  Trump's team has been looking at a proposal that would drastically cut federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years, according to The Hill.  On the cutting block would be the National Endowment for the Arts, which would be eliminated entirely.

Posted: January 24, 2017
Education Dive

Humanities and liberal arts are a significant part of Grinnell’s institutional identity. According to officials, nearly half of its applications for National Endowment of the Humanities funding are granted, compared to just 8% nationally. With so much of the institution’s profile shaped by the discipline, some wonder what impact federal cuts may have to the teaching and auxiliary educational programs on the private Iowa campus and other liberal arts colleges throughout the country.