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STATE UNIVERSITIES

EMU names Shepard vice president for advancement

William (Bill) Shepard has been named vice president for advancement at Eastern Michigan University and executive director of the EMU Foundation. The appointment is effective April 17, pending approval by the EMU Board of Regents. Shepard joins Eastern after serving for more than 30 years in leadership roles at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

SVSU to host FIRST statewide high school robotics competition

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome nearly 5,000 high school students from across Michigan for the statewide FIRST Robotics competition in April. An estimated 7,500 people will descend on the Great Lakes Bay Region for the competition, which is designed to inspire students to pursue careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

PEER INSTITUTIONS

OSU announces sale of broadcast license in FCC auction

The Ohio State University announced the sale of the WPBO-TV broadcast license following a landmark auction by the Federal Communications Commission. The sale will assist the FCC in freeing up more spectrum for wireless broadband use in Southern Ohio and will generate $8.8 million for WOSU Public Media's endowment and future investments.

Harvard Law School receives Scalia papers

The family of the late U.S. Justice Antonin Scalia, a Harvard Law School alumnus, announced last week that it will donate his papers to the Harvard Law School Library. The bulk of the Antonin Scalia Collection consists of judicial papers from his tenure on the Supreme Court as a forceful and influential conservative interpreter of the law, and previously on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Gates Foundation grant boosts malaria research program at Penn State

An international team at Penn State has received a three-year, $4.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance their development of improved therapies for malaria eradication. The grant will support a multinational consortium, with leadership at the University of California, San Diego, which aims to speed antimalarial drug development.

— Compiled by Meg Bauer, The University Record