Brodhead wins academic award for Duke

From staff reportsDecember 9, 2013 

Richard Brodhead

— Duke University President Richard Brodhead is among four winners of the 2013 Academic Leadership Award from the New York-based Carnegie Corporation.

The award comes with a $500,000 grant to Duke to support academic initiatives. The other winners were: Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University; John Hennessy, president of Stanford University; and Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College.

In announcing the award, Carnegie praised Brodhead for the university’s access and excellence, a commitment to the liberal arts, interdisciplinary work and global engagement. Carnegie cited several of Brodhead’s accomplishments: Duke Engage, a program that funds civic engagement activities for 400 students around the world; a financial aid initiative that raised $300 million; and the university’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs, which focuses on community development in Durham and the surrounding area.

Brodhead recently took on a national role as co-chairman of the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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