Mills College receives $4.9 million to study political reach
July 31, 2013
Many times, administrators at universities are thrilled to receive donations from foundations. This way, they don't have to consider raising tuition, cold calling alumni, advertising their fundraising campaigns and other moves when they're trying to expand.
This was certainly the case in Oakland, Calif., when leaders at Mills College were given a $4.9 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The funds will be given to the school over the next four years and will go toward the creation of the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics.
This project, representing a partnership between Mills College and a number of other universities like Harvard and the University of Chicago, will conduct research into how digital media can educate youths about politics.
As one of the nation's largest independent organizations, the MacArthur Foundation takes an interest in numerous different focus areas, such as environmental conservation, city building, human rights and other initiatives.
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