Charles Koch Foundation Supports Bowling Green State University PPEL Program

Bowling Green State University recently announced plans to expand offerings within its Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) major, which provides students with an integrated curriculum that draws on the methods and insights of those disciplines.

Aided by a $1.6 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, the program will add two new faculty positions, create graduate fellowships, and expand its speakers series and student discussion club. With 58 students, PPEL is one of the fastest growing majors at the University. Raymond Craig, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences said, “Expanding these multidisciplinary opportunities will lead to a rich and innovative teaching, learning and research environment.”

“Many of society’s most pressing challenges don’t fit neatly within a single discipline,” said Charles Koch Foundation Executive Vice President Ryan Stowers. “BGSU shows how a PPEL program expands opportunities for students to learn and refine their critical thinking skills in an open environment not limited by disciplinary boundaries.”

Read the full grant agreement here, and read the school’s full press release here.

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