Around the industry: Sierra College to manage $17M in maker space grants throughout California

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  • Alabama: Troy University has received a $500,000 grant from the Daniel Foundation to fund a cultural arts park. The park will feature walking trails in the surrounding wooded areas, a lagoon, and 200 life-sized Chinese Terra Cotta Warrior statues from Shaanxi, China. The statues are replicas of the ancient Terra Cotta Army (Troy University release/WTVY , 7/6).
  • California: Sierra College will manage a $17 million, three-year grant program to create maker spaces at community colleges throughout California. With the grant, Sierra College will build upon its experience partnering with the co-working maker space Hacker Lab. In 2015, Sierra College and Hacker Lab collaborated to open a Hacker Lab facility in Rocklin, where the college is located (Anderson, Sacramento Business Journal, 7/6).
  • Delaware: Delaware State University's (DSU) new provost James Ammons has decided not to take the job, though it has been only one month since his selection was announced. According to DSU spokesperson Carlos Holmes, Ammons "didn't share any details except to say it was personal." He was scheduled to start July 18 (Hale Spencer, The News Journal, 7/6).

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