Ohio State Uses CKF Grant to Improve Understanding of Drug Issues and Impacts

Less than a year ago, The Ohio State University founded an interdisciplinary center to study the issues and impacts surrounding the policies and practices related to illicit drugs. Their scholarly impact in the months following is evident in the emerging writing, teaching, and discussion.

Over the summer the Federal Sentencing Reporter published an article by Drug Policy and Enforcement Center director Douglas Berman. Berman posited how as increasingly more state policymakers consider reforms to marijuana laws, they should consider remedying “the past inequities and burdens of mass criminalization.”

Due to the center’s work, OSU’s law school now offers three courses on the evolving legal landscape related to drug policy. In “Cannabiz: Exploring the Legalization of Marijuana,” law students engage on how to provide future counsel on navigating the business practices emerging from legalized medical and recreational marijuana use in dozens of states. And the center will expand the opportunity for others on and off campus to participate in related dialogue at this “Devil in the Details: Funding Effective Rehabilitation and Treatment” panel—one of many events it hosts.

Find the university’s original announcement here. And review the grant agreement here.

09-22-2020 01:00pm

New center at University of Nebraska will explore the changing relationship between law and technology and how it impacts society

The University of Nebraska has announced two new grants, one each from the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and the Menard family, that will support the university’s newly-launched Governance and Technology Center.

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09-18-2020 03:00pm

Ball State empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators

Ball State University will enhance its efforts to empower the country’s next generation of leaders and innovators with a new $1.55 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and a $5 million grant from the Menard family. 

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09-17-2020 03:10pm

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to expand constitutional studies program

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will use two new grants to expand its Center for Constitutional Studies and enhance students’ opportunities to engage in research, coursework, and programming about First Amendment rights. 

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