Pope Foundation Gives UNC $10M for Cancer Research, Philosophy, Politics Program
The donation will be distributed among four areas at the university:
▪ $5 million for a fellowship fund at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to recruit cancer researchers.
▪ $3.75 million for the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program to fund two new faculty positions and two visiting assistant professorships, as well as a speaker series. The program is currently a minor area of study but UNC has plans to make it an academic major. Started in 2005, it is a joint program with Duke University and now has about 350 students.
▪ $1 million for track-and-field scholarships. The money will pay for two in-state scholarships—one for a male student and one for a female student.