The University of North Carolina at Wilmington received a $ 25,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to fund an academic program that will study the history of Wilmington, including the coup and massacre of 1898, in order to help students better understand civic engagement in local and state communities.
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The grant is part of UNCW’s multi-year fundraising campaign to support students, faculty, programs and facilities. It will involve students, faculty, and student affairs and academic affairs staff interested in developing a university-wide program to enhance civic education through the integration of coursework, applied learning and community research and learning.
The Teagle Foundation works to support and strengthen liberal arts education. Its aim is to serve as a catalyst to improve teaching and learning in the arts and sciences while addressing issues of financial sustainability and accountability in higher education.