Penn Faculty Call on Congress to Save the National Endowment for the Humanities

In response to a new budget proposed by President Trump, which would eliminate all funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Penn faculty have banded together to sign a petition to Congress. Thus far, the petition has 192 signatories. In addition, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Steven Fluharty has addressed humanities faculty in a message detailing efforts to combat the elimination of the NEH through Penn’s governmental affairs office in Washington, D.C. and beyond. Follow the links below to learn more.

Click here to read a reprint of Dean Fluharty's email to faculty.

Click here to view the petition.

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