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Together, our arts and stories have more impact. Connect with other organizations and resources.

Interested in learning more? Here are some key colleague organizations, reports, featured news, opinions, and infographics you should get to know.

Winter 2018: Make New Friends, but Keep the Old

The New Year means a new Congress. We’ll show you how to make new friends for the arts and sciences, but keep the old.

After a polarizing election season, contacting your newly-elected or returning legislator is probably the last thing you want to think about right now. However, cultivating champions for the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences requires persistence year-round.

Now — before the busy start to state and federal legislative sessions— is a great time for you to welcome new legislators and educate them about issues that matter to you. 

  • Encourage your Senators to join the Cultural Caucus and your Representatives to join the Congressional Humanities Caucus. Several state legislatures have them as well. 
  • Ask your Members of Congress to support federal investments in science and encourage the use of evidence-based science in policy making.
  • Make it personal by referencing a local arts and sciences organization that transforms your community. 

Use our email templates for state and federal legislators for inspiration.

 

Reports and Infographics

chArts and Sciences
(Phi Beta Kappa)

Federal Funding for Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Association of American Universities)

It Takes More than a Major
(Association of American Colleges & Universities)

Liberal Arts Degrees and Their Value in Employment
(Association of American Colleges & Universities and National Center for Higher Education Management Systems)

Power of the Liberal Arts
(Council of Independent Colleges)

Science Matters
(Science Coalition)

Heart of the Matter
(American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

Arts + Social Impact Explorer
(Americans for the Arts)

NEH Impact Index
(Graduate Center Digital Initiatives)

The State of Humanities 2018
(American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

 

 

Featured News Articles and Opinions

Shocker: Humanities Grads Gainfully Employed and Happy
By Scott Jaschik
Inside Higher Ed | 2.7.18

Liberal Arts Prepare Students for a Changing World
By Brian F. Linnane
The Baltimore Sun | 6.13.2018

A Liberal Arts Degree- Specializing in Nothing- Is Actually Great for Your Career
By Amy X. Wang
Quartz | 11.6.17

The Ideal College Education Can Yield Rocket Scientists Who Write Poetry
By John M. Eger and Norah P. Schultz
San Diego Union Tribune | 3.31.17

Historians Make the Best Health Care Workers
By Emily Michelson
Times Higher Education| 1.22.17

You Don’t Need to Know Code to Make It in Silicon Valley
By Alice Ma
LinkedIn Official Blog | 8.25.15

That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket
By George Anders
Forbes | 7.29.15

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