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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' Center for the Study of Government and the Individual will fund two new professorships and create an undergraduate scholarship program with $1.49 million in grants. The money came from local philanthropists Richard King Brown and Joe Woodford, El Pomar Foundation, and the Charles Koch Foundation (read more about Koch's donations to universities at tinyurl.com/Koch-freemarket).
The new professor slots will be in economics and political science. The scholars program will engage undergrads in a reading group to discuss writings by Karl Marx, Frédéric Bastiat and Alexis de Tocqueville, and study behavioral economics and effects of political participation on citizens. The Center for the Study of Government and the Individual is a freestanding center whose mission is to promote academic freedom and the exchange of ideas.