July 22, 2012
Pomona College Dean Named to OverseeMacArthur’s 'Genius’ Grants
New job: Cecilia Conrad, 57, will take over in January as director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s fellows program, informally known as the “genius” awards. Since 1981, the Chicago foundation has provided 850 “no strings attached” grants, currently of $500,000 each, to people pursuing creative work in the arts, sciences, and other disciplines.
Background: The new program director is an economist and