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I noticed the other day that the Clay Liftoff program has been suspended. You can see this at http://www.claymath.org/fas/liftoff/. 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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This is quite off-topic... –  Mariano Suárez-Alvarez Nov 25 '09 at 1:28
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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
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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
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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 tea.mathoverflow.net/discussion/21). –  Anton Geraschenko Nov 25 '09 at 3:39
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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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