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February 24, 2015

The Grainger Foundation Commits $1 Million to SAIC; About the College Arts Access Program (CAAP); About the Grainger Foundation; About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program.

February 9, 2015

SAIC and CB2 Launch Student-Designed Space-Saving Collection

CHICAGO—In collaboration with the international home décor and furniture retailer CB2, 12 graduate and undergraduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Industry Projects class created a unique line of space-saving storage solutions featuring furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories now available for purchase at CB2 stores nationwide and online.

November 19, 2014

Robert and Diane Levy Give $1 Million to SAIC

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $1 million gift from Diane v. S. and Robert M. Levy. The donation will support need-based scholarships for undergraduate students, as well as the school’s Annual Fund. Available for the 2015 academic year, the gift will establish the Diane v. S. and Robert M. Levy Scholarships, supporting SAIC’s long-standing commitment to providing a world-class art and design education for all students, regardless of economic background.

November 13, 2014

Seventeen Chicago Institutions form America’s Urban Campus

CHICAGO (Nov. 13, 2014): Newly formed America’s Urban Campus® (AUC), a consortium of 17 not-for-profit Chicago-area colleges and universities, released today the results of an in-depth study on how Chicago’s higher education sector impacts the city, establishing Chicago as a global destination for higher education and post-graduate employment.

November 10, 2014

SAIC Receives More Than $1 Million Through Bank of America Art Auction

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, today announced it received a $1.2 million donation from Bank of America as the result of an art auction of works from the company's own collection held last night, as well as proceeds from a separate auction with Sotheby's. The donation will fund need-based scholarships for Chicago high school graduates to pursue their education at SAIC.

November 3, 2014

The Pritzker Foundation Gives $5 Million to SAIC

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $5 million gift from the Pritzker Foundation to establish the Pritzker Graduate Fellowship Fund.

October 28, 2014

SAIC Purchases Land to Develop a Purpose-Built Building

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, has announced the acquisition of a 56,000-square-foot plot of land. The space, which is currently being used as a parking lot, was purchased as part of the school’s Campus Master Plan, completed last year. The plan helped to identify foreseeable campus needs for the next 10 to 20 years, which includes having a new, purpose-built school building.

October 8, 2014

Mohn Family Foundation Gives $2.5 Million to SAIC

Chicago—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $2.5 million gift from the Mohn Family Foundation to advance the school’s leadership in the area of contemporary art history.

October 8, 2014

SAIC Announces Winner of the Jean Goldman Book Prize

Chicago—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, proudly announced the winner of its Jean Goldman Book Prize, awarded annually to the most outstanding book written by an SAIC faculty member.

September 28, 2014

SAIC Joins JED and Clinton Health Matters Program to Support Student Mental Health

SAIC TO JOIN THE JED & CLINTON HEALTH MATTERS CAMPUS PROGRAM TO SUPPORT STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SAIC Partners with The Jed Foundation and The Clinton Foundation to Assess and Enhance Programming for Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Suicide Prevention

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