Grantee News

This section displays reports, news, and other information from and about our grantees that highlight and celebrate their work and accomplishments.

October 22, 2014

Amplifying Higher Education in Africa: Damtew Teferra and the International Journal of African Higher Education

As preparations for next year’s Africa Higher Education Summit continue to get underway, Carnegie Corporation spoke with Damtew Teferra, who founded the International Network for Higher Education in...
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October 20, 2014

The Youth Vote is Important, Especially this November

The youth vote is likely to be pivotal in the upcoming midterm elections, at least according to researchers tracking voting trends at Tufts University. Analysis from The Center for Information and...
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October 17, 2014

Carnegie Corporation Grantee Nominated to California Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, director of Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, received unanimous confirmation from the California state Commission on Judicial...
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October 7, 2014

What Does Implementation of Common Core look like?

"Implementation is everything!” That is the mantra of Sandy Boyd, chief operating officer of Achieve, a Carnegie Corporation grantee. The education reform group helped states develop the Common...
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October 7, 2014

Meeting the academic needs of a booming continent

As Africa’s economies continue to grow at an unprecedented rate— the World Bank has estimated 5.2 percent across the continent in 2014— the demand for top local talent across sectors is also on the...
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October 6, 2014

How Do Americans Really Feel about Immigrants?

Attitudes toward immigration have shifted dramatically in recent years, but the reason once suspected, socioeconomic issues, are not as much at play as previously thought. This finding, revealed in...
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October 1, 2014

Former Grantee Gripes on Foreign Policy Blog

Think political science is just common sense? “Maybe. But common sense is often not all that common,” says Stephen Saideman.
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September 23, 2014

Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $5 Million to Universities for Innovative Programs Linking Academia and Policy

Carnegie Corporation of New York announced the five recipients of major grants aimed at improving the transfer of research and expertise between higher education and the policy world in the area of...
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September 5, 2014

New Class of African Humanities Fellows Announced

Awardees in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda Will Help Revitalize African Higher Education
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August 25, 2014

Higher Education and Diversity in South Africa

Two decades after the advent of democracy in South Africa, a review of initiatives designed to promote equity and transformation in three universities in that country highlights the importance of...
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August 14, 2014

Phillip Griffiths Awarded Chern Medal

The Chern Medal, one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for outstanding achievement in the field of mathematics, has been awarded to renowned scholar and longtime Carnegie associate Phillip A....
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July 31, 2014

Nearly 7-in-10 Americans See Unaccompanied Children at Border as Refugees, Not Illegal Immigrants

A New York Times article cited a recent poll, by Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan organization that conducts research on religious values in public life and supported by Carnegie...
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July 17, 2014

Opportunity by Design schools announced for Maryland

Two new high schools are set to open in 2015 in Prince George’s County as part of Carnegie Corporation’s Opportunity by Design initiative.  The schools are designed to assist immigrant students who...
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July 15, 2014

Key Facts: National Foundation for American Policy Study Cited in Wall Street Journal

A Wall Street Journal article cited a study recently published by the National Foundation for American Policy that tracks trends in immigration, with support from the Carnegie Corporation.  The...
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June 30, 2014

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Congratulations to the winners! “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt received the medal for fiction, and “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,” by...
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June 25, 2014

African Diaspora Fellows Selected, More Slots Still Open

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program selected 33 African Diaspora scholars to collaborate with higher education institutions in Africa on curriculum co-development, research, graduate...
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June 18, 2014

Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series

With topics ranging from the ethics of money and commercial markets to the winning traits of high achievers, the Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series was inaugurated this year at four of Scotland’s premier...
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June 17, 2014

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

The United States has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. Carnegie Corporation grantee Barry Posen argues this point in his latest book, Restraint: A New Foundation...
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June 10, 2014

Tools for Understanding Foundations, Funding, and the Democratic Process

A new platform developed by the Foundation Center aims to show how foundations in the United States are supporting efforts to engage the public in the democratic process. The nonpartisan resource,...
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June 2, 2014

Stimson Center Turns 25

In 1989, Carnegie Corporation of New York gave an initial grant, "Avoiding Nuclear War," to the Stimson center to support its work in providing policy alternatives, solving problems, and overcoming...
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