Davidson College has worked with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for many years, most recently launching the three year (2017 – 2020), campus-wide Justice, Equality, Community (JEC) Grant totaling $1.2 million.
The grant seeks to restructure curricular development, enabling more thoughtful, prolonged collaboration across fields, thus fostering openness and innovative ideas. As such, Davidson College will facilitate the creation of comparative courses specifically focused on the themes of “justice, equality, and community” that also incorporate student-driven research projects.
In addition to these courses, the grant supports further engagement with and expansion of our archival collections in ways that inform scholarly work, inspire the public, and that are crucial for envisioning a just, shared future in our communities. Through residencies for practitioners, students and faculty connect with ongoing public debates where humanistic approaches are valuable.