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Racism continues to exact a major toll on Americans and the U.S. as a society, especially within Black and brown communities. Physician-economist Dr. Marcella Alsan's research has been recognized with a MacArthur Foundation genius grant for her work in exploring…
By Laura Santhanam
Taylor Perron seeks to answer questions about Earth's past and future by reading landscapes from our world and out in the solar system.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Last year’s MacArthur Fellow recipients were among the most diverse since the foundation started giving the so-called “genius” awards 40 years ago. Two of the recent grantees are married Latino filmmakers, looking at migration and U.S. border policy. Jeffrey Brown…
By Jeffrey Brown, Lena I. Jackson
The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday announced the 25 recipients, who will each receive $625,000.
By Don Babwin, Associated Press
2020 MacArthur Fellow Catherine Coleman Flowers spoke to the PBS NewsHour about her vision for a future that centers and solves water infrastructure issues across communities.
By Elizabeth Flock
Nguyen was chosen for his writing "challenging popular depictions of the Vietnam War and exploring the myriad ways that war lives on," the foundation said.
By Julia Griffin
Twenty-five years ago, Kate Orff didn’t know what landscape architecture was. Today, her approach to promoting the environment in urban design earned her a 2017 MacArthur “Genius” grant.
By Teresa Carey, Patty Gorena Morales
How does someone become a so-called “genius”? We reached out to a few of them to ask about their “secret sauce.”…
By Mary Jo Brooks
Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt described herself as a "glass-half-empty kind of girl" in one of her poems -- but she's optimistic about the future of poetry.
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