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Let’s not turn community colleges into just workforce development

Workforce training funds from the Biden administration are welcome, yet there is another point Biden may be in danger of missing: If our education system hopes to fully prepare citizens for our democracy, a liberal education must be supported as strongly as job training programs. ... Read more»

Advocates: Relatively small budget cuts could have big impact on Arizona arts

The Trump administration’s call to eliminate the NEA and NEH in next year’s budget would mean the loss of just over $1.5 million in federal funds for Arizona. While that number may appear small in a budget that’s in the trillions, arts advocates called it short-sighted — taxpayers “get a lot of bang for their buck with the small amount of funding they get from the NEA.”... Read more»

Guest opinion

McNamee: Saving the humanities

The current mood in Washington disdains the arts, the humanities, the life of the mind, anything that contributes to the examined life or the life worth living. But that disdainful Congress is also scared of its own shadow and sensitive to what the folks back home are saying.... Read more»

University of Arizona

Poetry Center gets $49k for audio/video archive

The University of Arizona Poetry Center announced today that it received a $49,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to further develop its extensive audio/video collection. ... Read more»