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William G. Bowen

William G. Bowen and Derek Bok were named the recipients of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Education last week for their 1998 book examining race-sensitive college-admissions policies, The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions.

The authors will jointly receive $200,000 from the Grawemeyer Foundation at the University of Louisville.

Mr. Bowen, 67, is the president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York City and will give his portion of the award to Morehouse College a historically black institution in Atlanta.

Derek Bok

Mr. Bok, 70, is a former president of Harvard University and a member of its faculty. He had not yet determined how he will use his part of the award, foundation officials said.

The award, created by the late industrialist and entrepreneur Charles Grawemeyer, is given in recognition of powerful ideas or creative works in the arts and sciences.


Susan Urahn

Susan Urahn has been appointed the director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' education program. Ms. Urahn was previously the director for the trusts' planning and evaluation unit and the interim director of the education program for the Philadelphia-based philanthropy.


The Education Commission of the States has announced that Gov. Kenny Guinn of Nevada was named its chairman-elect for 2000-01. Mr. Guinn, a former superintendent of the Clark County, Nev., school district, will begin his one-year term as chairman of the Denver-based, education-policy group in July.

—Vanessa Dea

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