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‘I Was Stunned’: Big Gifts to Small Colleges From an Unexpected Source

On Dec 17, 2020
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“I was stunned,” said Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, a historically Black college in Texas, when she learned that MacKenzie Scott was giving her school $50 million, the biggest gift the university had ever received. https://t.co/6AUu71Na2b
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MacKenzie Scott’s donations to colleges serving often overlooked students were a surprise — and potentially transformational.

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On Dec 17, 2020
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“I was stunned,” said Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, a historically Black college in Texas, when she learned that MacKenzie Scott was giving her school $50 million, the biggest gift the university had ever received. https://t.co/6AUu71Na2b
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‘I Was Stunned’: Big Gifts to Small Colleges From an Unexpected Source

‘I Was Stunned’: Big Gifts to Small Colleges From an Unexpected Source

MacKenzie Scott’s donations to colleges serving often overlooked students were a surprise — and potentially transformational.

50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

A look back through the decades shows the successes and challenges of a divisive social policy.

Bloomberg commits $100M to historically Black medical schools amid COVID-19 pressures

Bloomberg commits $100M to historically Black medical schools amid COVID-19 pressures

The funds from Bloomberg Philanthropies will go toward "significantly reducing the debt burden" of about 800 students, many who are experiencing increased financial pressure amid COVID-19. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to present Bennett College with $100,000 Endowment during Black History Month

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to present Bennett College with $100,000 Endowment during Black History Month

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the country’s oldest African-American sorority, has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to Bennett College. The gift ...

Gates Foundation Gift to Support Covid-19 Testing at Historically Black Colleges

Gates Foundation Gift to Support Covid-19 Testing at Historically Black Colleges

The donation will be divided among Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Meharry Medical College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University of Louisiana, ...

In Search of Equity

In Search of Equity

The events of 2020 may offer a unique chance to advance the representation of African Americans in optics and photonics—if the community grasps the opportunity.

At GTC, Educators and Leaders Focus on Equity in AI, Developer Diversity

At GTC, Educators and Leaders Focus on Equity in AI, Developer Diversity

A panel discussion on Advancing Equitable AI was one of several GTC events advancing the conversation on diversity, equity and ethics in AI.

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Gifts $30 Million to Lehman College

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Gifts $30 Million to Lehman College

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Gifts $30 Million to Lehman College

Black students at Oxford University to get scholarships from black American tech entrepreneur

Black students at Oxford University to get scholarships from black American tech entrepreneur

Arlan Hamilton, an African-American entrepreneur in the mostly white and male tech industry, hopes Oxford gift will inspire others to support black students.