Latest Andrew W. Mellon Foundation News

Initiative targets diversity gap among leaders in academia

Nov. 28, 2021 16:32 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Researchers at three universities in Maryland will study why there are so few women and people of color in leadership roles at universities. They're also hoping to bring more diversity to those top jobs. The Washington Post reported Saturday...

Award winner Martín Espada among writers in new fellowship

Nov. 19, 2021 09:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's winner of the National Book Award for poetry, Martín Espada, is among 20 Puerto Rican writers chosen as the inaugural fellows for a program co-founded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Flamboyan Foundation’s Arts Fund. The Letras...

Archaeologists search NC site for clues of Black history

Oct. 04, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Freedom Park, a celebration of the African American experience, will be built on the block between two seats of statewide power: the Executive Mansion and the Legislative Building in downtown Raleigh. That’s the future of the land....

Group documenting LGBTQ history in the South gets grant

Sep. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that documents the history of LGBTQ people in the South has been awarded a $600,000 grant for work in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle. The Birmingham-based Invisible Histories Project, established...