Vol. 7 / No. 1 / Winter 2012  

Table of Contents

Investing in Education Is Key to America’s Future Success

Investing in Education Is Key to America’s Future Success

As the just-concluded election season has shown, Americans seem to be painfully divided on many critical issues. Nevertheless, we all claim to be resolutely united in our commitment to the success of... more

About This Issue

As Vartan Gregorian notes in his letter, which opens this issue of the magazine, it’s been a divisive time in the United States, with the wide gap in many red-state/blue-state opinions on a variety... more

Lincoln’s Legacy: Land-Grant Colleges and Universities

Lincoln’s Legacy: Land-Grant Colleges and Universities

150 Years of Investment in Knowledge and Education

One winter day in 1914, joy overtook the town of Riverside, California. “Holiday shoppers danced,” writes Kathy Barton, a present-day staff member at the University of California, Riverside. “The... more

The National Academy of Sciences

In 1863—less than a year after the passage of the Morrill Act—The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was signed into being by President Abraham Lincoln. Like the land-grant university system, the NAS... more

The How and Why of Engaging Russia

The How and Why of Engaging Russia

U.S.-Russian relations are in trouble again. After the warming trend of the first two to three years of the Obama administration, tensions began to overshadow achievements starting last fall, shortly... more

Following the Leaders

Following the Leaders

How higher education visionaries are pointing students toward the future

“The immensely increased demand for educated talent has placed a wholly new emphasis upon the role of colleges and universities in our national life. Virtually the total future leadership of our... more

Designing a school where all students will be successful

Designing a school where all students will be successful

The Vernon G. James agricultural research center in northeastern North Carolina can be a noisy place. The center’s labs and 1,500 plus acres of land are home to a constant battery of tests and... more

Recent Events

Recent Events

President Clinton Kicks off 100Kin10 Workshop Dozens of 100Kin10 partners and funders heard a keynote address from President Bill Clinton when they gathered in New York City on April 19, 2012 to... more

Foundation Roundup

10 Nonprofits Building Cultural Understanding Receive $400,000 In Grants Ten nonprofit organizations that use multi-media, face to face conversation and other means to build understanding about... more

The Back Page

The Back Page

What is Conservative About Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

When Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed four immigration bills into law on March 15, 2011, he closed a contentious but often inspiring public debate over the state role in immigration reform. About 20... more