Yale University received a $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation as part of the organization’s Difficult Dialogues program. Yale’s program will track changes in students’ attitudes before and after they take particular courses. One of the Yale courses that will be part of the program is Black and Jewish Community Politics taught by Khalilah Brown-Dean, an assistant professor of political science at Yale who helped developed the Yale Difficult Dialogues program. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Professor Brown-Dean holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Ohio State University.

The Motorola Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to help the three black universities in New Orleans recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The money earmarked for Dillard University, Southern University, and Xavier University will be used to help rebuild mathematics, science, and technology programs at the universities.


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