The Chronicle of Higher Education has the news. The article contains particularly good news for a specialist in ancient philosophy:
Tyche, the Greek goddess of chance, smiled on the University of Wisconsin at Madison this week.
The university announced Monday that it had received a $20 million grant — $10 million of which will come from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with the remainder matched by the state of Wisconsin over much of the next decade. The money will allow Wisconsin to hire new faculty members and support postdoctoral and graduate students in the humanities. None of the disciplines within the humanities have been specifically designated to receive money, save one: a $2.5 million endowed chair in ancient Greek philosophy.
The press release from the university is available here. (HT: Leiter Reports)