At news conferences in 1978, 1982, and 1986 the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute announced the awarding of grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- News Conferences on September 23, 1986
An announcement of a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Teachers Institute to offer five seminars in the Humanities in each of three years responding to NEH initiatives commemorating its 25th anniversary. Yale President Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. referred to the Institute as “one of our great successes” and “the outstanding Institute of its kind in the country.”
- News Conference on November 8, 1982
At this announcement of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, its Director of the Division of Education Programs Richard Ekman said, “…the grant will enable the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute to be transformed from a developing model of school-university cooperation into something with a bright future, something that we at the Endowment very much hope will become permanent.” A transcript and video are available.
- Press Conference on National Endowment for the Humanities Award, October 18, 1978
This news conference announcing the first grant of the National Endowment for the Humanities to help establish the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute was the first occasion in anyone’s memory when the President of Yale, the Mayor of the City of New Haven, and the Superintendent of the New Haven Public Schools made a joint announcement. At that time, Yale President A. Bartlett Giamatti said, “Yale’s educational and human resources are the most essential contributions the University can make to the whole community in which we live.”