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Six Professors Awarded GLCA Grants

Six Professors Awarded GLCA Grants

November 21, 1967

DePauw Seal.jpgNovember 21, 1967, Greencastle, Ind. - Projects aimed at stimulating imaginative scholarship and original artistic work have won six DePauw University professors grants from the Great Lakes Colleges Association. The total sum of the six awards amounts to $7,500. They are being announced as part of the GLCA's program of awards in the humanities.

The program's purpose is to encourage the development of new ideas in the areas of the humanities and to discover unconventional but significant subjects for study and fruitful ways of examining these subjects. 

The grants, awarded for the period from June 1, 1968, to August 31, 1969, go to:

  • Richard A. Atkins, history, for research in England on the English occupation of Egypt in 1882.EC Postcard 60s.jpg
  • Garrett J. Boone, art, for a project on the interrelation of science and sculpture, using sculptural models and emphasizing student participation.
  • James L. Cooper, history, for a project on quantification in history, involving the use of a computer, faculty members and students.
  • Svend E. Holsoe, African studies, for collecting oral history among the Gbande people of Liberia.
  • Robert H. King, philosophy and religion, for continuing study of religion and the philosophy of the mind at Oxford University.
  • William D. Meehan, art, to explore through a workshop of 4-6 students the broad possibilities of art items which have traditionally been used in an inhibited way.