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    Grant from the Pulitzer Prizes to Support Story in the Public Square

    Newport, RI – The Pell Center is part of the winning team of a $45,739 grant from the Pulitzer Prize Board to the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative for the program series What is the 21st Century Essay?

    An exploration of the changing nature of journalism and the humanities in the digital age, What is the 21st Century Essay? programming will thematically focus on environmental issues because of their urgency and relevance to our health, communities, and economy.

    Support to the Pell Center will benefit Story in the Public Square, a year-round initiative to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter. Throughout the year, research and events help inform the project and our broader community about the power of storytelling in public life.

    “We’re honored to be part of this great team and delighted that the Pulitzer Prize board saw the importance of the work we’re all doing,” said Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center at Salve Regina. “Thank you to the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for organizing this effort with so many wonderful partners from Rhode Island.”

    To learn more about Story in the Public Square and keep up to date on scheduled events, please visit Story in the Public Square and sign up for our email newsletter.

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