College Students’ Support for Free Speech is Slipping, According to Gallup and Knight

According to a new poll from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, college students are increasingly reporting that their campus climates keep people from sharing their views, among other findings. As Niraj Chokshi writes for the New York Times, “Students may struggle to balance free speech and inclusivity in the abstract, but they overwhelmingly and broadly prefer a learning environment that is open and permits offensive speech to one that is positive and limits it. Still, they increasingly believe that speech is being stifled. Last year, 61 percent said that their campus climate deterred speech, up from 54 percent in 2016.”

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03-21-2019 07:03am

George Mason Schar School of Policy and Government Announces New Research Grant

George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government announced that it has received a gift of $1.1 million from the Charles Koch Foundation.

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03-18-2019 11:03am

USC Dornsife Program to Give Ph.D. Students Chance to Discuss Emerging U.S.-Asia Issues

University of Southern California’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Science has launched an interdisciplinary predoctoral exchange program to give young scholars studying international relations, history, or economics the opportunity to collaborate with peers and receive mentoring.

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03-08-2019 11:03am

The Charles Koch Foundation Celebrates the Excellence of Our Grantees this International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are proud to highlight the work of our grantees who are making significant contributions in their fields.

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