Carnegie Corporation in the News
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May 20, 2015
Kudos to SafeMode for Courageous Reporting
Public Radio International’s The World, a Carnegie Corporation grantee, was honored with the Overseas Press Club’s Lowell Thomas award for international radio reporting. The winning reports were...
May 13, 2015
Grants to Cultural Institutions
Last week, Carnegie Corporation of New York announced $3.6 million in grants to fund education and enrichment programs at some of New York City’s most iconic cultural institutions, including Carnegie...
May 7, 2015
The origins of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the birth of TIAA-CREF
While serving as a Trustee at Cornell University, Andrew Carnegie was shocked to discover that teachers, “one of the highest professions,” in his words, earned less than his clerks and lacked...
May 7, 2015
Hillary S. Wiesner Named Program Director for Transnational Movements and the Arab Region
Hillary S. Wiesner will join Carnegie Corporation of New York as Program Director for Transnational Movements and the Arab Region effective July 1, 2015. Wiesner returns to the Corporation...
April 30, 2015
Averting Wars Through Mediation
Andrew Carnegie had always believed in the power of international laws and organizations to stave off conflicts, and he trusted that future wars would be averted by mediation. In 1907 he wrote, “I...
April 16, 2015
Lincoln’s Legacy: Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
Lincoln once said, “Upon the subject of education…I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in.” 150 years after his death, we...
April 9, 2015
A Freudian Slip
The contract below was signed by Sigmund Freud — yes, that Freud — and James T. Shotwell, general editor of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s seminal, 150-volume series Economic and...
April 7, 2015
Blocking the Bomb in Iran
“The framework for an Iran nuclear deal that negotiators reached on 2 April is a win for all involved, not just for the 8 parties involved, but for the region and the world as a whole,” says Mark...
April 6, 2015
Understanding Immigration: H-1B Visas
Every year, U.S. employers seeking highly skilled foreign professionals submit their applications for the pool of H-1B visas made available by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The...
March 19, 2015
Andrew Carnegie and the importance personal enrichment
The Homestead Library, outside Pittsburgh, still in use today, was a gift to the people of the Steel Valley from Andrew Carnegie. It housed “Workingman’s Clubs, with gymnasiums bowling alleys,...
March 19, 2015
U.S. Officials Lose Sleep over South Africa’s Loose Nukes
Enough nuclear explosive to fuel half a dozen bombs, each powerful enough to obliterate central Washington or most of Lower Manhattan, is locked in a former silver vault at a nuclear research...
March 16, 2015
New “Motor Voter” Law brings Voter Registration Up to Speed
Recently the “motor voter” laws were made easier in Oregon with a bold new 21st century standard for voter registration. Oregon’s state legislature approved a bill to streamline registration at the...
March 16, 2015
Throw Back Thursday:
Carnegie Corporation has a long tradition of supporting universities in Africa, starting with the first official trip to the continent in 1927 by Frederick Keppel, the Corporation’s president, and...
March 9, 2015
New Dataset Highlights Several Trends Related to a Decline in the Unauthorized Population
In December 2014, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) released a paper that provided new estimates of the U.S. unauthorized resident population. The paper describes the development...
February 25, 2015
Throwback Thursday: Back in the USSR
In 1948 Carnegie Corporation provided seed money to establish the Russian Research Center at Harvard University. Its aim was to foster multidisciplinary study and understanding of post-WWII Russia...
February 18, 2015
Five Questions for Laverne Evans Srinivasan
LaVerne Evans Srinivasan, the new Vice President of Education Programs at Carnegie Corporation of New York, speaks with Deanna Lee, the Corporation's Chief Communications and Digital Strategies...
January 22, 2015
Geri Mannion to Serve on Civil Society Working Group for Council on Foundations’ 2015 Annual Meeting in San Francisco
Geri Mannion, Program Director, U.S. Democracy and Special Opportunities Fund, was named as one of the members of the Council on Foundations issue-related working groups for its 2015 Annual Meeting...
December 2, 2014
I Love My Librarian 2014 Award Winners
Congratulations to the ten librarians honored with this year’s Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. Selected from a pool of more than 1,000 nominations, each...
November 13, 2014
Scoville Fellows: Where are they now?
Grooming the next generation of peace and security experts through high-level access and on-the-job training is the goal of the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. Since it was established in 1987...
November 6, 2014
Carnegie’s Library Legacy
“There is not such a cradle of democracy on earth as the free public library” – Andrew Carnegie