Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Barnard College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in New York City, received a $290,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to fund the establishment of a chapter of Curriculum Open-Access Resources for Economics (CORE) on campus. The chapter will work to expand the vision that economics should be an inquiry into the fundamental problems facing humanity today and to ensure that the resources necessary to implement this vision continue to be freely available online.

Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, received a grant from the National Center for Women & Information Technology to develop and implement initiatives for recruiting women to the fields of computer science and information technology. The grant program is under the direction of Cheryl A. Swainer, chair of the department of mathematics and computer science. Dr. Swainer is a graduate of Albany State University. She holds a master’s degree from Columbus State University and an educational doctorate from Auburn University.

Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, received a grant from the ChildTrust Foundation for the university’s Center for Early Childhood Education, Development, and Research. The funds will offer financial support for child care costs for full-time, single-parent students.

The University of California, San Diego received a gift to establish an endowment for the Sally Ride Graduate Fellowship for the Advancement of Women in Physics. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was a professor at the University of California, San Diego.

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