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.

06-30-2020 01:56pm

Rivet School: Redesigning the college experience for working adults

In the face of COVID-19 — and with $100,000 in philanthropic support from the Charles Koch Foundation — Rivet announced Pay It Forward, a new program that allows students to enroll and pay no tuition during the course of their studies.

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06-29-2020 03:33pm

Cornell’s Yale-Loehr on Supreme Court’s DACA decision

Stephen Yale-Loehr, a law professor at Cornell and a Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) grantee, commented on the DACA decision in several news outlets, including on National Public Radio (NPR), and in The Associated Press, The New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

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College Pulse survey shows students believe online learning could be improved

The Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and College Pulse have released the results of a new survey showing that while college students were somewhat underwhelmed with higher education’s rapid transition to online learning, they are optimistic that online learning will improve in the future.

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