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Cornell gets $500,000 grant for new research institute

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Cornell College is creating a new research institute thanks to a big grant.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is giving the college $500,000 to go towards research and expanding liberal arts education on campus.

College officials say most of the money will be used to create the Cornell Institute for Summer Research, which will double the amount of research projects being done on campus during summer.

Currently, there are 12-14 research projects and most are in science-related fields.

Through this grant, the college hopes to expand opportunities in arts, humanities and social sciences.

The rest of the money will be used to support faculty development and support the digital liberal arts, including the purchase of a 3-D printer. 

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