Stanford University received a $2.5 million grant from the Raikes Family Foundation of Seattle for the university’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. The grant will be used to hire an administrative director for the center, create faculty positions, and establish six graduate fellowships at the center.

Grambling State University, the historically black educational institution in Louisiana, received a $15,000 grant from the state university system for a program to promote the state’s musical legacy to high school students in New Orleans. Approximately 200 Grambling students went to New Orleans for the two-day program which consisted of concerts and workshops.