There are only two days left to submit session proposals for the 2018 National Humanities Conference in New Orleans. Find the call for proposals and more information here:
It's Humanities Advocacy Day and nearly 200 humanities advocates are on the Hill to make the case for federal funding for the humanities! You can join them from home by sending a message to your Members of Congress today! You can also follow along with our advocates on Twitter using #HAD18
"Horticulturists at the Smithsonian Institution want to grow it, rice geneticists at New York University are testing it and the United States Department of Agriculture is reviewing it. If all goes well, it may become a commercial crop in America, and a menu staple as diners develop a deeper appreciation for African-American food."
This morning President Trump released his Presidential Budget Request, which again calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ultimately, the Presidential Budget Request is fundamentally advisory. The House and Senate will now begin their own budget and appropriations processes for FY 2019. Read our take and then let your Members of Congress know that you support the NEH! #SavetheNEH
"Contrary to conventional wisdom, a deep grounding in the humanities is becoming more important as globalization and technological change accelerate. Engaging intensely with great thoughts and ideas provides the critical thinking skills, ethical base and philosophical framework to navigate unprecedented disruption. While global information flows and new technologies allow us to access more data than ever, humans — not advanced algorithms — must decide how these tools are used to create value."
"The skills you learn in the humanities are exactly the skills you use in a job search. The humanities teach students to understand the different rules and expectations that govern different genres, to examine social cues and rituals, to think about the audience for and reception of different kinds of communications. In short, they teach students how to apply for the kinds of jobs students will be looking for after college."
Congratulations to all the grantees! It is always wonderful to see the broad range of work the National Endowment for the Humanities supports in all corners of the country!
The conference committee is working on the final version of the tax plan as we post! Have you taken action to keep the #GradStudentTax out of the final bill? If not, and your Member of Congress is on this list, take action today! If not, and your Member of Congress is not on this list, you should still take action today! p2a.co/Jj4du9u
Registration is open for our 2018 Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day! Join us March 11-13, 2018 to learn more about year-round advocacy and advocate on the Hill for federally-funded humanities programs! Learn more here: nhalliance.org/2018_had #HAD18
Time for targeted outreach on the #GradStudentTax! The conference committee that will hammer out differences between the bills has been chosen. If one of the Republican members below is your Representative or Senator, be sure to reach out!
Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman, (R-UT)
John Cornyn (R-TX)...
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Rob Portman (R-OH)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
John Thune (R-SD)
Pat Toomey (R-PA)
Kevin Brad, Chairman, (R-TX)
Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Diane Black (R-TN)
Kristi Noem (R-SD)
Devin Nunes (R-CA)
Peter Roskam (R-IL)
John Shimkus (R-IL)
John Upton (R-MI)
Don Young (R-AK)
URGENT: As the House and Senate work to reconcile their tax bills, we must ensure that the final version does not include the #GradStudentTax. Take action now.
Great news! The Senate Appropriations Committee has released its draft bill that level-funds the NEH at $149.8 million! This is nearly $5 million higher than the House's funding level and a very strong rejection of the administration's budget proposal. Read more here:
"When we draw up budgets, we mistakenly think of military and humanities as pitted against each other.... To defund the NEH is to say that we don’t need to better understand soldiers’ experiences, especially as they transition back to civilian life."
On Thursday, the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee released the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Among many provisions that would affect higher education, the current draft of the bill would make tuition waivers for graduate students subject to income tax, increasing the tax liability of hundreds of thousands of graduate students. #TaxReform should not make graduate studies unaffordable. Read more here and then take action!