Recent happenings and press releases related to The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation:
August 16, 2012: J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Scholarship Awarded
John McIlroy has been awarded a Scientific Scholarship from the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation. William Branon, Chairman of the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation and retired FBI Agent, visited the Michigan State University campus to present the $25,000 scholarship. John is currently working on a joint Masters in Forensics and a Ph.D in Chemistry. Each year, a Scientific Scholarship in the amount of $25,000 is awarded to a deserving candidate. See John's letter to the Board.
March 23, 2012: Review of "Enemies: A History of the FBI" by Tim Weiner
Dina Temple-Raston reviews the book by New York Times reporter Tim Weiner about last year’s J. Edgar Hoover film. The book dismisses half a century of innuendo about Hoover in slightly more than half a page. Spoiler alert: The dishi-est story ever to come out of the bureau probably isn’t true. See the review
December 5, 2011: In an open letter to Foundation supporters, the Board of Directors shares thoughts on the "J Edgar" movie.
Also, a few recent articles related to the movie:
The Telegraph - 2/7/2012: In defense of J Edgar Hoover
The Journal Gazette - 12/1/2011: Agents angered by Hoover film
Human Events - 11/29/2011: How J. Edgar Hoover Saved the Nation
The Weekly Standard - 11/20/2011: Hooverville Blues
Virginian-Pilot - 11/15/2011: "J Edgar" Not the Hoover I Knew
CBS News - 11/13/2011: J. Edgar Hoover: A law unto himself
The Atlantic - 11/11/2011: What Really Happened Between J. Edgar Hoover and MLK Jr.
Wall Street Journal - 11/11/2011: 'J. Edgar': Hoover's Life, in a Dramatic Vacuum.
American Thinker - 11/9/2011: Elise Cooper gets it right in her article 'The Real J. Edgar Hoover'.
New York Post - 11/5/2011: Clint Eastwood tries to answer one of the FBI’s biggest mysteries.
Wall Street Journal - 11/4/2011: Will Audiences Care Whether Hoover Was Gay?
October 26, 2011: MSNBC NewsNation interview with Foundation Chairman William D. Branon
NewsNation’s Tamron Hall talks to William D. Branon, Chairman of the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, about Clint Eastwood’s latest movie. The Foundation is hoping the movie puts the focus on facts, rather than rumor. Watch the interview
September 21, 2011: Letter to supporters of The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation
In a letter to Foundation supporters, Chairman of the Board & Director William D. Branon announces recent news about the J. Edgar Hoover Research Center, recent scholarships, the J. Edgar Hoover movie, and the new web site. See the Letter
June 13, 2011: J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Honors Jessica Placido with $25,000 Scholarship
In a small reception held in the D’Angelo Center on the Queens campus on Monday, June 13, Jessica Placido, a St. John’s University graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Toxicology was formally presented with the prestigious J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Scientific Scholarship award. Learn More
May 1-2, 2011: J. Edgar Hoover Foundation holds Annual Board Meeting
The annual Board of Directors meeting was held on May 1, 2011 in Naples, Florida. The Annual Meeting is usually a two day event during which scholarships are awarded and foundation business is addressed.
In addition to making annual contributions to the Foundation each Director provides for their transportation and lodging costs associated with the meeting.
April 8-13, 2011: Foundation Defends J. Edgar Hoover Legacy in Anticipation of Upcoming Movie
The foundation exchanged correspondence with Director/Producer Clint Eastwood regarding the accurate portrayal of J. Edgar Hoover in Mr. Eastwood's upcoming movie. See the Letters
July 7, 2010: National Law Enforcement Museum Announces Acquisition of J. Edgar Hoover Estate
When the National Law Enforcement Museum opens in Washington, DC, in 2013, it will house one of the most extensive collections of objects related to the life and work of long-time FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, Museum officials announced Wednesday. Learn More
June 9, 2010: J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Forensic Scholarship awarded to Shannon Bell
On June 9, 2010 Director William Baker, acting on behalf of the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation , visited The University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, where in the presence of Dean Maxine Papadakis and other students and faculty, presented Ms. Shannon Bell, a third year medical student with the JEHF Forensic Scholarship in the amount of a $25,000 check from our foundation.