Friday, March 17, 2017

Cuts to the National Endowments Will Impact Campuses and More- The Chronicle for Higher Education

Why It Matters that Trump Wants to Kill the NEA and NEH

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The National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities are no strangers to the political crosshairs. And it came as little surprise to many scholars that President Trump would propose to eliminate them in his first budget.
Still, the president’s plan is a stark statement of his values and, in it, campus and scholarly leaders see an attack on intellectual inquiry.
“This administration is saying we do not value the study and research in fields like history and literature,” says Rosemary G. Feal, executive director of the Modern Language Association. “We do not value the arts. We do not value educational opportunities for large swaths of Americans.”  Read More

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