In mid-July, the officers of the Philadelphia Classical Society received a very special envelope from the Philadelphia Foundation.
Philadelphia Foundation President and CEO Pedro A. Ramos wrote a welcoming letter of introduction and enclosed checks to the various recipients of annual grants to support their respective efforts in promoting Classical Studies in their regions.
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Radnor High School Latin student Becca Zajac designed the 2020 award-winning signature t-shirt for the Philadelphia Classical Society’s 81st Annual Latin Week Competition.
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News has reached CAAS (and many of you will have already heard) that the administrations at two liberal arts colleges—Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and Carthage College in Kenosha, WI—have proposed to eliminate programs and faculty positions in Classics and other Humanities programs.
Details, and opportunities to register your own protest, can be found here for Canisius College:
And here for Carthage College:
I have sent letters with the endorsement of the CAAS Board’s Executive Committee to administrators and the boards of trustees at each College, registering our alarm at, and strong disapproval of these proposed actions to eliminate their Classics programs.
Ralph M. Rosen