Sep 23, 2011

Wow, I finally get to report some good news :)

Every year the MacArthur Foundation awards fellowships to people that they feel have demonstrated originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. The Foundation awards each recipient a 500,000.00 grant and the fellow may use the grant as they see fit. Historically, leass than 10% of these "genius grant" recipients have been Black (shocking, I know).

This year, however, Dr. Tiya Miles, an associate professor at the University of Michigan and the founder of ECO-girls (an environmental and cultural organization for girls in Southeastern Michigan), has been awarded one of the prestigious MacArthur Grants.

Find out more about how Dr. Miles intends to use the grant money and the MacArthur Foundation here.


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