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I noticed the other day that the Clay Liftoff program has been suspended. You can see this at It also appears that there were fewer Fellows this year then in past years. There were 7 in 2009 compared to 18 in 2007. Are there financial issues at Clay?

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closed as off topic by Qiaochu Yuan, S. Carnahan, Anton Geraschenko Nov 25 '09 at 3:30

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This is quite off-topic... – Mariano Suárez-Alvarez Nov 25 '09 at 1:28
Mariano, I concur. – Harry Gindi Nov 25 '09 at 1:47
Seems like something better discussed on a forum or a blog (or in a pub) – Yemon Choi Nov 25 '09 at 2:19
If someone at my pub (or department) knew the answer, I wouldn't have posted the question here! Is there a particular forum or blog you have in mind where this would be answered? – Keci Nov 25 '09 at 2:40
I agree that there isn't really a place on the web for math gossip; the best you can do is bring it up at a not completely inappropriate time in a comment thread on one of the popular blogs. Such a question doesn't belong very well on math blogs/forums, but it belongs even more poorly here. MO is a terrible framework for having a discussion (see also – Anton Geraschenko Nov 25 '09 at 3:39