Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Gifts

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Gifts

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Richard and Susan Rogel have given the largest gift ever to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center - $150 million, which will help train cancer researchers and support research. This gift is one of the largest in University of Michigan history. The university says the grant will help attract and support outstanding cancer researchers from around the world, including the promising fellows and trainees, making the University of Michigan a premier center fostering the development of new leaders in cancer research and care.

University of Missouri-St. Louis Center for Character and Citizenship was awarded a $3 million grant by the Kern Family Foundation to develop school leaders with character education focus. Housed within UMSĽs College of Education, the center will use the four-year grant to design, implement and evaluate a regional program that amplifies the reach and impact of character education through the professional development of emerging school leaders educated at UMSL and other local universities. Curriculum will fully prepare, mentor and support their efforts to implement character education within area schools.

The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) - which provides emergency food to hundreds of students each week - has received nearly $100,000 in state grant money to further bolster emergency pantry services at City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges. Colleges will use the funds to augment food pantries on campus, including a partnership with Feeding San Diego that provides fresh produce to students in need. City College is earmarking its entire amount of nearly $33,000 to buy non-perishable food. Mesa College will use its nearly $41,000 to bolster its partnership with Feeding San Diego. Miramar College will spend its more than $20,000 to expand the size of its pantry as well as purchase food for the hungry.

Two University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are recipients of Spencer Foundation grants designed to advance education-related research. A midcareer grant award of $130,000 to Danny Martin will help expand his investigation of math learning among African-American students, and a $50,000 small research grants program award to Federico Waitoller will help advance his research on how parents of students with disabilities perceive school choice in urban settings.

New York City public school students from underrepresented communities will benefit from enhanced STEM education programs thanks to the latest grant of $2 million from the National Science Foundation to Pace University. …

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