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News Briefing: Alumna Gives $128 Million to High School

By Kate Golden on September 19, 2007No Comment
  • A woman made rich by investing early in Berkshire Hathaway donates $128 million to her high school alma mater – one of the largest donations ever to a secondary school.  [New York Times]
  • New York City’s public school system wins the Broad Prize for improvements in student achievement.  [New York Times]
  • Hawaii to hire an employee dedicated exclusively to monitor charities and their fundraisers.  [Honolulu Advertiser]
  • The Gates Foundation donates $280 million to fight tuberculosis, bringing their total spending on TB research to $740 million.  [Seattle Times]
  • The Center for Excellence in Higher Education is founded in Indianapolis with the mission to make colleges and universities more accountable to their donors.  [Indianapolis Star]
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