The Humanities Division at Newman has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This is the first time Newman has received a grant from the endowment, Professor of History Cheryl Golden said.
The proposal for the grant says the money will be used to “develop a new emphasis in technology and human values.”
In particular, Golden said, the grant will help finance pilot programs for students majoring in criminal justice or data analytics, as those curriculums will integrate the discipline of humanities to compliment the technological nature of the majors and application of their professions.
“The kind of tech we’ll be using in 15 to 20 years will be something we haven't even thought of yet. Shouldn't the people who dream up and come up with these amazing technologies be somehow grounded in the humanities?” Golden said.