Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) names MFA Alumni Scholarship

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico announced this month that the Sherman Alexie Scholarship has been officially renamed to the MFA Alumni Scholarship.  The decision to change the name came in reaction to the charges of sexual harassment by the author.  On the 28th of February 2018, the writer released a formal statement in which he admitted to having “done things that have harmed other people […].”  The statement ended: “I am genuinely sorry.”  The scholarship was first introduced in 2017.