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Spring into Action: You Can Save the NEH and NEA (Again)

Last year, Phi Beta Kappa members like you helped to save the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. This spring, we can do it again.

In February, the White House called for the elimination of the nation’s cultural agencies in its FY2019 budget request. As you may know, Phi Beta Kappa played a pivotal role in the founding of the National Endowments for the Arts (NEA) and Humanities (NEH) in 1965. That’s why we are joining with the National Humanities Alliance and other organizations to rally support for NEA, NEH, the Department of Education’s international education programs, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.

Ultimately, Congress is responsible for writing the bills that fund the federal government. Now is the key time to help your Members of Congress understand the fundamental value of these agencies and programs to constituents like you. If you spring into action now, together we can save the nation’s cultural agencies again. 

Save the #NEH Action Center
(National Humanities Alliance)

“Supe” Up A Letter to Your Legislator with the NEH Impact Index  
(Graduate Center, City University of New York)

Arts Mobilization Center
(Americans for the Arts)

Save the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities Resources
(PEN America)

Speak Up for Museums Resources
(American Alliance for Museums)


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)

The State of Humanities Funding 2014
(American Academy of Arts & Sciences)



Featured News Articles and Opinions

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 | 1.22.17

Times Higher Education

To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf

By J. Bradford Hipps

The New York Times | 5.21.16


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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