The Charles Koch Foundation Supports University of New Orleans’ Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute

Last Spring, the University of New Orleans (UNO) launched the Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute, led by Chris Surprenant, associate professor of philosophy and director of the university’s honors program. The new institute brings together scholars to examine the role entrepreneurship can play in providing solutions to issues affecting urban environments throughout the United States, with a specific focus on communities of color.

The Charles Koch Foundation has given $1.4 million to support the Institute’s initiatives. The grant will provide support for faculty costs, expand existing support for community partners, and create additional opportunities for the general UNO campus community—including lectures, weekend seminars, undergraduate research support, and faculty research support. The Foundation’s grant will also help launch a new scholarship program for students from the communities central to the Institute’s mission.

Read the full grant agreement here.

09-17-2019 07:16pm

UNC School of Law Studies Prosecutors, Trade Associations, and Criminal Justice Policy

The University of North Carolina School of Law’s Prosecutors and Politics project announced a new study to understand the relationship between district attorney associations and state criminal justice policy.

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09-17-2019 01:23pm

The National Constitution Center’s Classroom Exchange Program Turns Students into Constitutional Scholars

The National Constitution Center's classroom exchange program brings the U.S. Constitution to life for middle and high school students across the country.

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Scholars at Risk to Increase Efforts to Bring Threatened Scholars to Safety, Preserving Academic Freedom

With the help of a gift from the Charles Koch Foundation, Scholars at Risk will be able to bring more scholars to safety and enhance its ability to raise awareness of the growing threat to the free exchange of ideas.

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