Education

Howard University Receives In-Kind Software Grant Valued at $150 Million from Siemens PLM Software; Largest-Ever for the University
June 2, 2009

PLANO, Texas & WASHINGTON, June 2, 2009 — Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a series of in-kind software grants valued at more than $150 million to Howard University. Taken together, the grants represent the largest in the history of Howard University.

Dixon Gives $1 Million to Help HACC Students
June 1, 2009

Lebanon Daily News, May 29, 2009 — A Lebanon philanthropist recently donated $1 million to the HACC Foundation, ensuring that students attending HACC’s Lebanon Campus will be able to receive financial aid for perpetuity.

Dalai Lama Offers $100,000 Gift to Florida International University
May 27, 2009

May 27, 2009, The Miami Herald — The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan leader-in-exile, has offered to donate $100,000 to help save the Department of Religious Studies at Florida International University, which is slated to close as part of $27 million in budget cuts.

A Georgetown University Center Teaches Students to Help Charities Communicate
May 21, 2009

May 21, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Before moving to the United States from London two years ago, Jacqueline Sibanda had worked as a community-relations specialist for a British cellphone company, and was part of a team that negotiated with local residents wherever a new cellphone tower was planned. While she loved the corporate world, she yearned to use her communications skills for the greater good.

Web Fundraising Grows in Favor at Duke, UNC
May 18, 2009

DURHAM, May 15, 2009, Triangle Business Journal — Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are among the nation’s leaders when it comes to generating donations online, and that could position them for even more gifts down the road.

UTSA East Asia Institute Receives $2 Million Gift
May 15, 2009

May 14, 2009, UTSA Today — The University of Texas at San Antonio's commitment to prepare its students for a global workplace and offer them a wider view of the world and its people has been strengthened because of a $2 million gift for the UTSA East Asia Institute from international businessman Richard S. Liu.

University President Cedes Bonus for Scholarships
May 14, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 12, 2009, Associated Press — University of Florida president Bernie Machen didn't grow up poor, but he remembers juggling multiple jobs while working his way through college.

Recession Gives Small Colleges an Economics Lesson
May 12, 2009

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt., The Associated Press, May 11, 2009 — The 92 students at Sterling College are used to roughing it , they learn how to use an ax, sleep outside in the winter and raise a quarter of their food.

But the recession created a new hardship, forcing administrators to plead with the cash-strapped state for $350,000 for a new dorm that it hopes will attract the minimum of 115 students it needs to survive.