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WASHINGTON, DC—Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor of History and Classics at Yale University, will receive the fourth annual Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. This national prize uniquely honors individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the advancement of liberal arts education, core curricula, and the teaching of Western civilization and American history. It is sponsored by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
“Don Kagan’s long history of scholarship and dedication to teaching the core values and principles of Western civilization makes him a natural choice for the Merrill Award,” said ACTA president Anne Neal. “I can’t think of a more deserving recipient.”

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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