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The Clemente Course Wins a National Humanities Medal

Yesterday, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced the winners of the 2014 National Humanities Medals.[1] In addition to the nine medals awarded to individual awardees – including the historians Vicki Ruiz and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and the chef Alice Waters – the tenth medal went to the Clemente Course in the Humanities. Founded two decades ago by the late Earl Shorris (himself the recipient of a 2000 National Humanities Medal) and named after the Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center in New York, where the first of the Clemente Courses was offered, the Clemente Course seeks to provide a free, Read more