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Gates College Tour Sharpens Focus

By Susan Carey Dempsey on April 21, 2010No Comment

Bill Gates College TourAs Microsoft founder Bill Gates kicked off a multi-city college tour to make students aware of the challenges and possibilities that modern philanthropy holds, he chose a single slide to illustrate his entire presentation. As reported by CNET’s Ina Fried in Beyond Binary’s coverage, Gates decided that a chart showing the decline in childhood deaths in the last five decades made the most powerful point. Emphasizing the value of vaccines, he shows his college audiences that childhood deaths are half what they were in 1960, but that 8.8 million children under the age of  5 still die each year. Traveling to Stanford, Chicago and Boston, Gates is making his pitch that, despite the billions he is pouring into philanthropy, he’d like to see a lot more people join in tackling the “world’s biggest challenges”.

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