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Aisle View: Political Microbrew

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.03.2016 | Home
Steven Suskin

Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson in Sweat Photo: Joan Marcus Lynn Nottage--author of the Pulitzer-winner Ruined and the Pulitzer-worthy Intimate ...

23 New 'Geniuses' Pushing The Boundaries Of Art And Science Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home

From a 44-year-old microbiologist to a 32-year-old long-form journalist to a 67-year-old jewelry maker, the 2016 class of MacArthur Fellows is a diver...

Shoutout To Woke Companies: You Could Win $100 Million To Change The World

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home

The MacArthur Foundation is putting some major cash behind the concept that one good idea can radically change the world for the better. The private f...

MacArthur Foundation Bails Out Jurisdictions That Jail Too Many

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.15.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The MacArthur Foundation named the jurisdictions this week to which it will distribute millions of dollars in an effort aimed at reducin...

Impact Investing's Role in Global Development

Katharine Tengtio | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
Katharine Tengtio

I recently went to an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies called 'Impact Investing: An Opportunity for Development?'. The even...

Decision Points: Substantive Programming Can Improve Reentry at Little Cost

Michael Hafemann | Posted 01.21.2017 | Home
Michael Hafemann

Providing programs in jail that teach job skills and prepare inmates for employment will reduce the chance that they will return after they are released--saving money in the long run and improving public safety. However, meaningful inmate programming can be costly.

Making the Digital Connections to Improve Education in the 21st Century

Frank Islam | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Frank Islam

That is a key connectedness challenge and the opportunity for the 21st century. It is being addressed and answers are being developed. Progress over the next decade will determine the adequacy of those solutions

Decision Points: Prosecutors Have Opportunities to Reduce Incarceration and Disparities Through Risk Assessment

George Gascón | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home
George Gascón

Refusing to use our own data about our prior successes and failures, with the goals of making better decisions going forward, is irresponsible.

Outrage Over MacArthur Genius Awards

Steven Clifford | Posted 10.01.2016 | Home
Steven Clifford

In a stunning stub, the MacArthur Foundation once again overlooked Steven Clifford in awarding their $675,000 "genius grants."

Here Are 10 Books By Certifiable Geniuses You Should Really Read

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.01.2015 | Home

“Genius” may be a murky descriptor, one that implies divine inspiration rather than earnest hard work. But when the title comes with a big chunk o...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Of The Atlantic Awarded MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.29.2015 | Home

Atlantic contributor Ta-Nehisi Coates has been awarded a “Genius Grant” of $625,000 by the MacArthur Foundation, the organization announced early ...

Here's Who Won A MacArthur 'Genius Grant' While You Were Sleeping

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.29.2015 | Home

Once a year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announces its roster of MacArthur Fellows, a designation frequently referred to as the ...

Does Alma Mater Really Matter?

Cecilia Conrad | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Cecilia Conrad

About 1.8 million students will graduate from American colleges and universities this month, but their future trajectories will not be determined by the name of the school printed on their diploma. Newly compiled data on the educational background of MacArthur Fellows corroborates this basic claim.

The Global Search for Education: Digital

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.28.2015 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"We live in a world now where anybody can ask any question anywhere and get thousands of answers within seconds, but it is up to the questioner to det...

Tribeca All Access 2015: Giving a Cinematic Voice to the Underrepresented

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2015 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Years ago, when I first started writing about films, I remember attending a luncheon for the Tribeca All Access program, offered by the Tribeca Film Institute, during the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.

$75 Million Pledge To Help Reduce Number Of Nonviolent, Poor, Mentally Ill In Jail

Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2015 | Home

NEW YORK (AP) -- In an effort to reduce the number of people locked up in local jails around the U.S., the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundati...

8 Nonprofits Win Big MacArthur Foundation Grants Promoting Justice, Prison Reform And More

Associated Press | Posted 02.05.2015 | Home

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois prison watchdog group and a Montana organization that tracks campaign contributions in 50 states are among the nine winne...

MacArthur Award Validates Climate Strategy

Forest Trends | Posted 04.07.2015 | Home
Forest Trends

A $1 million award from the MacArthur Foundation confirms a highly effective, sustainable, and groundbreaking climate change strategy. Nine organiza...

Left Right or Better: An Impactful Meeting of Minds

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 03.30.2015 | Home
G. Benjamin Bingham

What difference does your money make when you invest or divest? You might be conservative and want nature to remain beautiful forever. You might be liberal and want to undo environmental injustices.

A Home Creates a World of Possibilities

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 01.18.2015 | Home
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

It is important that we continue to seek new opportunities to improve housing conditions because too many families know the impossible compromises that must be made to afford acceptable shelter.

National Medalists

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Home
Jill S. Tietjen

Yvonne C. Brill received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama in October 2011 "for innovation in rocket propulsion systems for geosynchronous." Other women have received these medals, also for groundbreaking accomplishments.

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Fellowship

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.17.2014 | Home

On Wednesday, cartoonist Alison Bechdel was named one of 21 new MacArthur Fellows. Bechdel’s name may be familiar to you from her graphic memoirs Fu...

Here Are The 21 MacArthur Geniuses You Should Know This Year

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.17.2014 | Home

From a 36-year-old Harvard mathematician to 71-year-old independent historian to 53-year-old public artist, the class of 2014 MacArthur Fellows is her...

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: On Robert Dick

Daniel Asia | Posted 09.24.2014 | Home
Daniel Asia

I first met Robert Dick -- flutist, composer, improviser- when starting my graduate work at the Yale School of Music. He had finished up already but was very much in the mix of the musical scene.

MacArthur Foundation Fellow Tells World How to Improve Foster Care System

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 08.02.2014 | Home
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I asked Founder and Publisher of Youth Communication, Keith Hefner, his opinion on the current state of the foster care system because he ha...