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East Asian Studies
Freeman Foundation grant fuels Colby's continued exploration of East Asian culture

$1.5 million from The Pew Charitable Trusts sends Tony Corrado deeper in campaign finance reform; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funds CBB foreign study programs.


By Stephen Collins '74

A $1,496,000 grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts was awarded to Colby to continue Government Professor Anthony Corrado's "Coalition to Promote Civic Dialogue on Campaign Finance Reform." In this second year of the grant Colby will continue working with the Greenlining Institute and the Interfaith Alliance Foundation and will add the Committee for Economic Development as a new partner organization, expanding from multiethnic-community and faith-based concerns to include concerns of big public and private corporations in the study.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Colby, Bates and Bowdoin $490,000 to support CBB foreign study programs in South Africa, England and Ecuador over the next three years. The CBB off-campus study program was launched in 1999 with funds from an initial Mellon grant. To date, 300 students and 25 faculty members among the three colleges have participated.

Colby received a three-year grant totaling $60,000 from the Merck Company Foundation, through the Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program. It will support students working with faculty mentors conducting research at the interface of biology and chemistry, provide a summer stipend for student researchers and underwrite travel to a national meeting to present the research. In addition, scientists participating in the Merck Speakers Program will consult with students about their career plans and will present seminars to the Departments of Biology and Chemistry.


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