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Searching for Dennis Crowley: IAC Partners with NYU To Set Up a Fellowship Fund for ITP Students

Ms. Burns and Mr. Crowley at this year's Webby Awards.

Here’s one way to win the tech talent war. Barry Diller’s IAC announced today that it’s committing $250,000 towards the IAC Teaching and Research Fellowship Fund for top post-grad students from ITP.

ITP, or Interactive Telecommunications Program, is a graduate program in interactive media run out of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts which boasts Internet famous alum like foursquare’s Dennis Crowley. (An ITP mention at most Silicon Alley event is likely to get few whoots from the crowd.) ITP founding chair Red Burns was awarded a Webby this year by Mr. Crowley. “Red Burns has been a seminal leader in creating ITP, long before the activity of interactivity became a prime driver of innovation and commerce in New York,” said Mr. Diller. Read More